Variety are exclusively reporting that Al Pacino is attached to star in a new biopic based on the life of famous French artist Henri Matisse. The film, entitled Masterpiece, is set up at Escape Artists, and will be directed by Deepa Mehta (Water).

According to the trade, the film film is based on the true story of Matisse’s relationship with his nurse Monique Bourgeois, who also served as the painter’s model and muse.

Donald Martin wrote the script.

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