Al Pacino Replaces Robert De Niro in Thriller 'Son of No One'
by Ethan Anderton
February 17, 2010
For some reason, despite having their own iconic roles and acting prowess, I can't help but think of Robert De Niro without also thinking of Al Pacino and vice versa. Obviously they've shared the screen before in Heat and the far less stellar Righteous Kill, in addition to having connections in The Godfather trilogy, but I can't help but think this is just a personal quirk. However, a bit of confirmation of their correlation has just manifested itself in news from THR that Pacino has taken the role left behind by De Niro in another police thriller, Son of No One, from Dito Montiel who previously directed A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
The mannequin known as Channing Tatum will likely play a young cop 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, but no official deal is in place. Tatum turned in a decent performance in Montiel's Saints so maybe he brings out the best in him. In addition, Terrence Howard, Ray Liotta and Katie Holmes are in negotiations to join the cast as well. An interesting assembly of talent in a not so interesting concept, but having enjoyed A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, it just might surprise us. What do you think?