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Al Pacino Joins Barkhad Abdi In Somali Film ‘Where The White Man Runs Away’

Al Pacino Joins Barkhad Abdi In Somali Film ‘Where The White Man Runs Away’

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Al Pacino has signed on to join the cast of writer-director Bryan Buckley’s Where the White Man Runs Away.

Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi and Melanie Griffith also are joining the drama, which marks Buckley’s follow-up to the 2015 Sundance hit The Bronze. Evan Peters  (X-Men, Kick-Ass) already is onboard to star as real-life rookie journalist Jay Bahadur, who wrote the best-selling book The Pirates of Somalia.

Pacino will play the role of Seymour Tobin, a fictitious Vietnam War correspondent whose passion for telling the uncensored truth far exceeds the battlefield. Abdi, who nabbed a supporting Oscar nomination for playing a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips, won’t be playing a bandit of the African high seas this time. Instead, he will portray the translator who helps Bahadur navigate Somalia. Griffith will play Bahadur’s eccentric, loving mother.

Credit: THR

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