Al Pacino and Katie Holmes Film Bombs At Palm Springs Movie Preview

By: Jennifer Hong
Staff Writer
Published: Jan 25, 2021

Al Pacino Katie Holmes Film Bombs -- Sudden drama? Al Pacino and Katie Holmes are a little more humble after a film bombs at Sundance. "The Son of No One," a highly anticipated crime drama, prompted a stream of walkouts during a preview.

The gritty New York-set feature from Dito Montiel, starring Al Pacino and Katie Holmes, didn't go over too well. This is the same filmmaker behind the award-winning 2006 Sundance crime drama "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints." The preview wasn't that great.

Though the theater wasn't full Monday, the room was crowded with executives from such studios as Samuel Goldwyn, Paramount, Summit, Weinstein Co., Sony, IFC Films, Morgan Creek, Miramax and Relativity.

Some of them, however, were gone well before the end credits. In addition, enough regular audience members left early for one observer to describe it as an "exodus."

The negative response went beyond the walkouts. One viewer's attempt to begin applause after the lights came up drew almost no takers. As Sundance veterans know, plenty of previews with lukewarm responses go on to find buyers and audiences, especially those featuring big stars. However, that work just got a lot harder for the agents handling the project.

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