Al Pacino is set to star in the new drama film, Manglehorn.

The film is being produced and financed by Worldview Entertainment and will be written by Paul Logan, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Pacino is set to play the title character, A.J.Mangelhorn, who is an eccentric man dealing with a past crime which cost him the love of his life.

The screenplay is based on an original story by Logan and David Gordon Green. It is expected that filming will begin this Autumn in Los Angeles.