David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross will have at least one major name attached to it when the play returns to Broadway next season. According to The New York Times, Al Pacino is set to star in the revival of Mamet’s real estate shark tank saga, which last bowed on Broadway in 2005 and won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
This time around, Pacino is eyeing the role of former top-dog salesman Shelley “The Machine” Levene, which Jack Lemmon played in the 1992 film adaptation. Pacino appeared in the same film as hotshot “closer” Ricky Roma, a performance that earned the actor his seventh Academy Award nomination. Twenty years later, the role switcheroo is a natural fit, with the older Pacino leaving room for an eager new actor to play Roma on Broadway.
Daniel Sullivan, who directed Pacino in his most recent appearance on Broadway in 2010’s The Merchant of Venice, is in line to direct the play.