Even since it filmed in last fall in Connecticut, I’ve been looking forward to “Righteous Kill” — the first film starring both Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro since “Heat” — about as much, if not more than, than Indiana Jones 4. Well, after seeing trailers for both [“Righteous Kill,” “Indiana Jones”], it’s clear that Indy will once again win the day. Or rather, summer box office.
It’s not that the premise of two seasoned NYC cops hunting down a vigilante killer is all that bad, and I’m totally down with cast featuring plenty of LoHudders (Sneden’s Landing’s DeNiro, Mamaroneck’s Dan Futterman), not to mention 50 Cent and Carla Gugino. And of course I love the shot of DeNiro at the end, mouthing off to Terry Serpico.
It’s just one of those trailers where you feel like you know most of the plot before you even fork over your $10. The Indiana Jones teaser, meanwhile, gets me to reflexively reach for my wallet and pull out a Hamilton without even thinking.
But what do you think? Watch the trailers after the break and judge for yourself.
On Thursday in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a fire broke out on the set of “Righteous Kill,” the new flick starring Sneden’s Landing resident Al Pacino and New Yawker Robert DeNiro. The two thesps were supposed to be filming a scene with 50 Cent at the the Mechanics & Farmers Bank building at State and Main streets, but the fire kind of got in the way and damaged the filming equipment.
According to this account from WVIT in Hartford, no one was injured and the film crew is still assessing the damage.
(De Niro: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber; Pacino: AP Photo/Rene Macura)
A while ago we reported that Sneden’s Landing resident Al Pacino would be reteaming with Robert DeNiro for the first time since “Heat,” but there’s a new twist in their joint venture. That would be the casting of the film’s male lead #3: 50 Cent.
According to the Hollywood Reporter (via Billboard), 50 is in “final negotiations” to co-star in the film, “Righteous Kill,” portraying a drug dealer who helps DeNiro and Pacino track down a serial killer.
Sorry Mos Def and Ludacris, looks like “The Woodsman” and “Crash” has kinda of burned off whatever reformed-gansta street cred you once had. And should 50 ever appear to be too “Hollywood,” might I propose an understudy? Mount Kisco’s own DMX, with two warrants still out for his arrest, is surely looking for film work.
The movie starts shooting this September and is due in theaters in 2008.
Nothing sends our Suburbarazzi antenna twitching quite like photos of Angelina Jolie at the premiere of “The Good Shepherd.” Do we post about how scenes from the CIA flick, directed by Bobby DeNiro, were shot in Tarrytown (at the Music Hall and The Set Back Inn)? Do we revisit Jolie’s recent bodyguard troubles while in India, shooting a movie with Larchmont’s Dan Futterman? Do we shamelessly plug our own Rockland Magazine story, in which we pinpointed exactly where Jolie grew up in Sneden’s Landing?
Or — wait, what the heck is up with those tattoos?
At the premiere, Jolie wore an extremely low-cut crystal-studded black dress that revealed a good chunk of her tattoo collection (all 12 of them). Only problem, we couldn’t make out what a single piece of her body art said. Luckily, the good folks at The Vanishing Tattoo have done all the heavy lifting for us, posting photos galore and decoding all of Jolie’s tattoos, past and present.
Among our favorites are the coordinates on her left arm (covering up an old “Billy Bob” tattoo), which represent where she adopted Maddox (N11Ã‚Â° 33′ 00″ E104Ã‚Â° 51′ 00″) and Zahara (N09Ã‚Â° 02′ 00″ E038Ã‚Â° 45′ 00″); the “h” on her left wrist, for her brother James Haven; and a choice Latin phrase below her navel, “Quod me nutrit me destruit,” which stands for “What nourishes me also destroys me.”
More of Angelina’s tattoos deciphered after the break: