50 Cent Joins De Niro, Pacino in ‘Righteous Kill’

Overture Films has picked up all North American rights to Righteous Kill, a $60 million thriller starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino as two detectives tracking a serial killer, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Rapper 50 Cent is in final negotiations to co-star as a drug dealer who helps the detectives with their investigation. Director Jon Avnet is set to begin principal photography in Bridgeport, Conn., and New York in September. Russell Gewirtz (“Inside Man,” “Labyrinth”) is writing the screenplay, which has De Niro and Pacino onscreen together for nearly the entire film. The two longtime friends shared no screen time in 1974′s “The Godfather: Part II” and only one scene in 1995′s “Heat.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter