A Overture To A Kill

Overture Films has picked up all North American rights to “Righteous Kill,” a $60 million thriller starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino as two detectives tracking a serial killer.

Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is in final negotiations to co-star as a drug dealer who helps the detectives with their investigation.

Russell Gewirtz (“Inside Man,” “Labyrinth”) is writing the screenplay, which has De Niro and Pacino onscreen together throughout – unlike their no screen time together in “The Godfather Part II” and single scene in “Heat”.

Director Jon Avnet is set to begin principal photography in Bridgeport, Conneticut and New York in September.