Pacino turns Nazi hunter in TV series debut for Amazon

Al Pacino is starring in ‘Hunters,’ a new show for Amazon Prime that is due to be released on Friday. (AP)
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Updated 20 February 2020

Pacino turns Nazi hunter in TV series debut for Amazon

  • Series is about a band of Nazi hunters in New York in the 1970s
  • ‘It’s like doing like, I think, about a 12-hour film because it is about 12 hours of film’

LONDON: In a screen career spanning more than five decades, it has taken Al Pacino until now to act in a television series.
He is starring in “Hunters,” a new show for Amazon Prime that is due to be released on Friday.
The series, about a band of Nazi hunters in New York in the 1970s, is inspired by a true story — a “love letter” to the show creator’s late grandmother who survived Holocaust.
“I never did this sort of long 10 episodes. So it’s like doing like, I think, about a 12-hour film because it is about 12 hours of film,” Pacino, who turns 80 in April, said.
“This is a crazy story, too, by the way ... Crazy horror, really scary stuff. And also heavy, deep, tragic emotion ... it runs the gamut,” said Pacino, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at this month’s Academy Awards for his role in “The Irishman.”
Show creator David Weil said he wanted to tell his grandmother’s story, the experiences during the war that she had told him about as a child.
“At such a young age, they felt like the stuff of comic books and superheroes,” he said.
“The onus is now on us, on the next generation, to continue their story and further their story. And so ‘Hunters’ is really a love letter to her.
“It’s this desire to propel her story forward into this next generation and to educate people on what the Holocaust is and what people went through so that we can try and prevent this from ever happening again.”


Lebanese superstar Fairuz posts video ‘praying for humanity to be saved from coronavirus’

Updated 03 April 2020

Lebanese superstar Fairuz posts video ‘praying for humanity to be saved from coronavirus’

  • The video shows the singer seated in the corner of a room in what is presumed to be her home, reading Psalm 10:1 from the Bible
  • As of Friday, Lebanon’s total number of coronavirus cases stood at 508, with the death toll at 17

LONDON: Lebanese superstar Fairuz released a video on Friday of her praying in her home for humanity to be saved from the coronavirus pandemic.
The video, which was published on her Fairuz Productions YouTube page, shows the singer seated in the corner of a room in what is presumed to be her home, reading Psalm 10:1 from the Bible.
“Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” she reads.
Lebanon is currently on lockdown with security forces issuing fines for everyone that violates the rules. As of Friday, the country’s total number of coronavirus cases stood at 508, with the death toll at 17.