Jordan Peele (former sketch show star, now beloved as the director of the Oscar-winning Get Out) is recruiting the legendary actor Al Pacino (perhaps best loved for the likes of Heat and The Godfather) for a vengeance-driven TV show entitled The Hunt. We’ve got all the details right here…
The project was initially announced last May, with Amazon Studios picking up The Hunt with a 10-episode straight-to-series order. At that stage, though, Peele had no star attached to the project.
But now, it looks like he’s nabbed one of the biggest names in Hollywood history. The trusted industry site Deadline reports that “Al Pacino is nearing a deal to make his episodic television debut” in The Hunt. Logan Lerman, from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, is also set to appear.
The show will draw on real-life events to tell a new original story. Here’s how Deadline describes the plot:
“The Hunt follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.”
We don’t have a release date to share yet, nor any footage, but we’ll keep you posted as more news comes to light.