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Al Pacino takes over from Robert De Niro in Son of No One with Channing Tatum

Posted by LiveFor on February 17, 2010

Al Pacino is stepping into the role recently vacated by Robert De Niro in Son of No One, a police thriller starring Channing Tatum (Fighting, Dear John, G.I. Joe) according to Reuters.

Pacino and De Niro always seem to have that connection despite having starred in only a few films together (Heat, Righteous Kill, The Godfather Part 2) so there is no way to tell what effect, if any, this change will have on the film. Pacino’s character will probably be more manic than De Niro would have played him, but that’s about it.

The script, written by director Dito Montiel, centers on a young cop (Tatum) who is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, with an old secret surfacing and threatening to destroy his life and family.

Terrence Howard (who worked with Tatum on Fighting), Ray Liotta and Katie Holmes are in various stages of negotiation to join the cast. It would have been nice to Liotta and De Niro together again after the amazing Goodfellas but that is obviously not going to happen now.

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