Don’t eat a bowl of pasta and read that at the same time, or you’ll have Ragu all over the table cloth.
But that’s the buzz throw out by Liz Smith in Daily Variety, the business’ paper of record (linked here, thanks to a catch by SportsByBrooks.com).
The blind item — blinder than Pacino was in “Scent of a Women” — in Wednesday’s column:
The life story of Dodgers’ manager Tommy Lasorda is reported on the ‘fast track for development’ at Miramax. Al Pacino has ‘expressed interest’ in playing the famously irascible Lasorda with Michelle Pfeiffer a ‘possibility’ as his wife. Translation–don’t dress for the premiere. There’s many a slip twixt the ‘fast track’ and the first day of shooting. Still and all, for the life of me I can’t imagine Al Pacino on a baseball field. But, that’s why they call it acting!
You can’t even make this stuff up.
Would Pacino have to do twice the work that Bobby De Niro had to do to bulk up for “Raging Bull” just to get in the Lasorda zip code for girthification?
Would it have to be rated R for language not suitable for Dodger family viewing?
And who plays Lasorda’s hooker?
Next, we’ll hear about some middle-aged Luke Walton stalker.