Pacino in Salome

Al Pacino has revealed plans to lead a production of Oscar Wilde's Salome to the West End in two years' time.

Speaking to the Daily Mail following the recent premiere of his film version of Salome, Pacino said a full scale stage production will come to London in "spring 2016".

The Scarface star has previously appeared in staged readings of the play in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.

Speaking about the London production, he said: "There will be make-up, sets, costumes and decadence. It will be a whole different thing to what we did in America."

The title role is played in the film by Jessica Chastain, but Pacino said there will be a different actress taking the role of stage.

Pacino's last acting appearance in the West End was a 1984 production of David Mamet's American Buffalo. He played a one-off night at the Palladium last year, An Evening with Al Pacino.