Al Pacino Explains Why He Thinks Timothee Chalamet Is Perfect for 'Heat 2'
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The veteran actor, who portrayed obsessive cop Lieutenant Vincent Hanna in the 1995 flick, reveals that he wants the 'Dune' star to play the younger version of his character in 'Heat 2'.

AceShowbiz - Al Pacino suggested that Timothee Chalamet would be perfect to star in the follow-up of "Heat". The veteran actor, who portrayed obsessive cop Lieutenant Vincent Hanna, revealed that he wants the "Dune" star to play the younger version of his character in "Heat 2".

In the writer-and-director Michael Mann's thriller, Vincent was on the hunt for master criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) and his gang. Now, the filmmaker has written a follow-up novel set before and after the events of the 1995 thriller and Pacino thinks the "[m-Call Me By Your Name]" actor would suit the role.

Asked who he'd like to see play the younger Vincent, the 82-year-old said: "Timothee Chalamet. I mean, he's a wonderful actor. Great looks."

Pacino and De Niro, along with producer Art Linson, attended a retrospective screening of "Heat" at the Union Palace Theater in New York on Friday, June 17 but were without the director because he had tested positive for COVID-19.

However, Mann had a video message for guests before the screening. "I'm incredibly disappointed not to be with all of you this evening. At the Broadway Deli in 1994, I told Art, let's produce my screenplay and find a director, because maybe I wouldn't direct it. He told me I was crazy - so this is all his fault," he said.

"I tested positive for Covid two days ago. I am feeling great and will be out of isolation in a few days," the filmmaker added. "I was so anticipating sitting with good friends, family and fans of the film to experience watching the 4k ultra high-def restoration of 'Heat'."

Those in attendance received a copy of "Heat 2", a novel Mann has written with Meg Gardiner that is due for release in August. Of the project, the director previously said, "It's been my intention for a long time to do the further stories of 'Heat'."

"There was always a rich history or back-story about the events in these people's lives before 1995 in Heat' and projection of where their lives would take them after," he added.

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