Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Revealed
Meet Supreme Leader Snoke. Well, sort of...
Rick Baker Retires
Special effects legend bigs farewell to Hollywood
Henry Cavill Exits Stratton
Simon West's action-thriller needs a new lead
Will Forte Signs Up For Keanu
Joining forces with Key & Peele and Method Man
Joe Wright May Jump Into The Lifeboat
He's in talks to direct Anne Hathaway in a novel adaptation
New Ant-Man Poster Dodges Bullets Online
Heroes don't get any bigger
Podcast #163: Simon Pegg
Manupmanship
Exclusive Point Break Featurette
Meet the daredevils behind the movie's scenes
Vin Diesel Teases New York As Fast & Furious 8's Main Locale
Big trouble in the Big Apple?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 May 2015
Todd Haynes Developing Wonderstruck
Adapted the book by Hugo author Brian Selznick
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Life Itself (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Wolf Of Wall Street (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Hugo (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Shutter Island (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Righteous Kill (2008)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Scorsese In Righteous Kill? Nu-uh
Exclusive: Producer kills casting rumour

22 October 2007  |  Written by Olly Richards  

submit to reddit

We know this is going to come as an upset, but sometimes the internet lies. Oh we know, it's hard to take, but it only tells untruths sometimes. Several websites, including Wikipedia, have reported that Martin Scorsese will join Robert De Niro and Al Pacino for a cameo in Righteous Kill, the pair's post-Heat re-team, in which they play a pair of cops on the hunt for a serial killer. This is, sadly, bull pucky.

"We were all a little surprised by that one!" laughed producer Rob Cowan when Empire questioned the truth of the casting during a recent chat. "I don’t know where the rumour about Scorsese being their commanding officer came from. It was a good story. The character it said on the internet he would be playing is being played by Brian Dennehy".

Cowan says that rather than having to persuade the two greatest actors of their generation to reunite, it was actually they who were keen to work together again, after hunting for another project they could do together since completing Heat. And where the two barely shared screentime in Michael Mann's 1995 classic, Cowan says that the legends appear together on screen for "about 90 per cent" of Righteous Kill.

"Unlike Heat, this time they’re a team," he continues. "They’re two very distinct characters. De Niro’s is much more of a guy who, in his face and mannerisms, carrying the weight of all the years he’s been a cop; Pacino’s is, if not flippant, a guy who takes things a lot more lightly. And so that allows for an interesting dynamic when they play off each other...But, y'know, this isn't Lethal Weapon!".

For more exclusive access to Righteous Kill, pick up the new issue of Empire, on sale Friday.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
Second Sweeney Todd Trailer Hits
And this time it's spooky

Your Comments

Not interested anyway....
i'm the only person i know that didn't find Heat 'amazing' More

Posted by carri3ann3 at 10:02 on 31 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: There were TWO dialogue scenes!
Yeah but unless this is another rob Cohen and not the one that brought some of the worst movies ever, he'll still find a way to mess it up Just checked this movie up on IMDB, 50 cent is involved.... More

Posted by Harry_Knowles_Ver.2 at 19:53 on 23 October 2007 | Report This Post

Isnt this going straight to DVD??
Pacino's last one with this director did, I think?? More

Posted by wes clough at 10:01 on 23 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: There were TWO dialogue scenes!
That's actually Rob Cowan, a producer, not Rob Cohen, a director. More

Posted by Olly Richards at 08:16 on 23 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: There were TWO dialogue scenes!
Just noticed Rob Cohen is involved... Robert and Al are gonna have to bring their A games to this one to make up for the total shit Cohen is gonna turn this into More

Posted by Harry_Knowles_Ver.2 at 23:31 on 22 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: There were TWO dialogue scenes!
e reason this film has me thinking of The Score where the calibre of actors involved seems to be the focus. Could be wrong though! More

Posted by stuieboy at 23:09 on 22 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: There were TWO dialogue scenes!
inted no marty as he is yet to direct Pacino, i am now weary of the films potential. More

Posted by doncopey1 at 21:58 on 22 October 2007 | Report This Post

There were TWO dialogue scenes!
The coffee shop scene and the climax at the airport.Watch the film again Olly More

Posted by darth silas at 21:05 on 22 October 2007 | Report This Post

In Heat they only shared a single scene together? Hmmmm... Whoever wrote that needs a rewatch methinks, unless they meant a scene where they actually talk to each other. More

Posted by Kadaj at 18:50 on 22 October 2007 | Report This Post

This movie is gonna rock!!!
I repeat, ROCK!!!! More

Posted by coomi01 at 18:10 on 22 October 2007 | Report This Post

can't marty direct? More

Posted by Hughezy at 17:17 on 22 October 2007 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)