Al Pacino will screen Henri Matisse

New York, February 14, 2011. Art Media Agency (WADA).

Al Pacino will be the star of the film, directed by Deepa Mehta, the relationship between the French artist Henri Matisse and his muse, Monique Bourgeois.

No launch date was given for the project, called Masterpiece, whose producers are always looking for actresses for two female roles. Bourgeois was hired by Henri Matisse in 1941, when the painter was about 70 years. She later became a Dominican none and the two met again in Vence, where she inspired the decoration of the Chapel of the Rosary, often known as the Matisse Chapel and one of the most important works of the twentieth century.

Bourgeois, Jacques-Marie or sister as she was later known, died in 2005. She insisted that her relationship with the painter was purely platonic. In an interview in 1992, she said she had never noticed whether Matisse was in love with her or not. She saw herself more as his granddaughter or his muse, and said he had always been corect her.

Deepa Mehta, Indo-Canadian filmmaker nominated for an Oscar will direct a script by Donald Martin. Pacino will soon be on display in Son of No One.

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