A currently untitled memoir by Al Pacino has been making the rounds, and generating buzz, at this week’s Frankfurt Book Fair. The book, which Scott Moyers at Penguin Press acquired from CAA in a rumored $5 million deal, was described by one insider who’s seen the material as “Pacino’s Born to Run,” a reference to Bruce Springsteen’s lauded and long-awaited 2016 memoir.
At press time, Penguin Press had no comment and the rumored deal and CAA had not responded to requests for comment.
Although the book does not yet have a publication date, insiders have said they believe Penguin is working on a roughly two-year timeline. And, although the publisher has been fielding numerous international offers—Moyers acquired world rights—at press time, no foreign deals had closed.
Sold on a proposal, as opposed to simply an idea, the book, insiders have said, has a literary bent and wrestles with big questions about art, life, and mortality.