Monday, March 20, 2006

Da Godfaddah a Judea?

Pacino to star in Oscar Wilde's Salome. No, really

Al Pacino -- da Godfaddah and Scarface hisself -- will star as Herod in a reading-style production of Oscar Wilde's Salome at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles from April 14th to May 14th.

I'm sure it's fabulous and all -- it ran on Broadway after all (but then so did Cats) -- but the jibes in my head just keep coming and I can't make them stop.

Comprisons to Nick Nolte as Thomas Jefferson in Jefferson in Paris spring to mind unbidden. Will Salome dance the Dance of the Seven Veils to the Godfather Theme? Instead of beheading John the Baptist, will Herod have him whacked like Freddo with a cap to the the back of the testa? When Harrod pulls out all the stops to have JtB whacked will he exclaim, "Say hello to my leettle friend?!"

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