Robert De Niro looks to be joining Mel Gibson in the American feature film remake of the acclaimed 1985 BBC mini-series “Edge of Darkness” for GK Films reports Variety.
Gibson stars as Thomas Craven, a straitlaced homicide detective for the Boston Police Dept. and single father, whose 24-year old daughter is murdered on the steps of his home.
The cop assumes he was the target, but his investigation leads in another direction and uncovers his daughter’s secret life, a corporate cover-up and government collusion.
De Niro will play an operative sent to clean up the evidence. William Monahan penned the adaptation and director Martin Campbell (“Goldeneye,” “Casino Royale”) who helmed the original series will also direct this.
Shooting begins this month in Massachusetts.