They shared a movie with "The Godfather II" and shared scenes in "Heat," but Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro are finally ready to do a whole film together.
According to Variety, the Oscar-winning icons will team up for "Righteous Kill," an indie film with a whopping $60 million budget. Nu Image's Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films will produce.
Jon Avnet, who directed Pacino in the upcoming "88 Minutes," will helm "Righteous Kill," which is based on a script by Russell Gerwirtz.
Nobody was offering any details on the plot, except to say that this Pacino-DeNiro collaboration won't be a mere stunt.
"This is an event in world history," Nu Image head Avi Lerner tells Variety. "They were in two scenes in 'Heat.' In this movie, they are in the whole thing together."
Production on "Righteous Kill" will begin in early August, shooting in Connecticut and New York City.
In addition to "88 Minutes," Pacino's upcoming slate includes the summer ensemble "Ocean's Thirteen" and the biopic "Dali & I: The Surreal Story."
After finally getting his directing effort "The Good Shepherd" into theaters last winter, DeNiro will next be seen in front of the cameras in the fantasy film "Stardust" and the Hollywood comedy "What Just Happened?"Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times