Friday, September 12, 2008

'Righteous Kill' hits screens today

A showdown between Robert De Niro and Al Pacino hits screens today. Produced by Millennium Films (which does lots of local work) and distributed by Overture Films, "Righteous Kill" was shot primarily in Connecticut but did some second unit work in Shreveport.

It will compete with "Burn After Reading" this weekend at the box office.

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson also stars in the movie. When the rapper-turned-actor was in Shreveport shooting "Streets of Blood" (aka "Microwave Park"), he spoke about the opportunity to work with De Niro. De Niro was originally cast in "Streets of Blood" but was later replaced by Val Kilmer.

Jackson said: "I could hang out with (De Niro) without being on a movie set. ... I could just go lunch, or whatever, for no reason and hang out with him. (With) Val, it’s a similar chemistry."

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