The new Al Pacino film, in which he plays a publicist with a high-end, scandalized client, features a script by playwright Jon Rabin Baitz. Baitz has written such plays as The Film Society, The Substance of Fire, The End of the Day, Three Hotels, A Fair Country, Mizlansky/Zilinsky and the current Ten Unknowns. Kim Bassigner also stars in the film, which was shooting in the theatre district near the Virginia Theatre through Saturday morning.
Baitz recently adapted Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler which has run at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and the Huntington in Boston and is due on Broadway this fall. His Ten Unknowns, starring Justin Kirk, Julianna Margulies, Denis O'Hare and Donald Sutherland, is now playing at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre.
—By Murdoch McBride