Fear will haunt as you watch the upcoming "88 Minutes." It is a drama-thriller about a college professor who, while moonlighting as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat telling him that he has only 88 minutes to live. In narrowing down possible suspects, he frantically seeks to communicate with a problem student, an ex-girlfriend, and a serial killer on death row.
Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski and Neal McDonough have all signed on to star in opposite Al Pacino. Witt is set to portray a teaching assistant and the romantic interest to the college professor, Pacino's character. Sobieski will play one of his students, and McDonough will play a death row inmate whom Pacino's character suspects is orchestrating his murder.
"88 Minutes" is scheduled to start its principal photography Saturday in Vancouver with filmmaker Jon Avnet in hand to direct.