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‘Righteous’ pair: De Niro, Pacino share screen

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are teaming to play New York police investigators hunting a serial killer in Jon Avnet’s thriller “Righteous Kill.”
/ Source: Hollywood Reporter

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are teaming to play New York police investigators hunting a serial killer in Jon Avnet’s thriller “Righteous Kill.”

The independently financed feature, written by Russell Gewirtz (”Inside Man,” the upcoming “Labyrinth”) unites the longtime friends onscreen for about 90 percent of the film. In Michael Mann’s 1995 crime thriller “Heat,” the two stars shared only one scene, and in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 “The Godfather Part II,” they had no scenes in common.

Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films are producing the $60 million feature.