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Al Pacino takes the place of De Niro in Son of No One

02.16.2010

Not too sure what the general opinion of Al Pacino is right now, but he's filling the shoes left by Robert De Niro in SON OF NO ONE directed by Dito Montiel.

The film stars Channing Tatum as a young cop who is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, and a secret threatens to destroy his life and family. The script was penned by Montiel.

Hannibal Pictures is joining with Nu Image/Millenium Films to co-produce and co-distribute the movie, which begins shooting in New York on March 22.

Terrence Howard, Ray Liotta, and Katie Holmes are in various stages of negotiation to join the cast.

I'm sure you all remember when Pacino worked with Nu Image on RIGHTEOUS KILL. I gave it a try and was not all too impressed. I'm sure I'll give this a try as well. For me, it's hard to say no to Pacino. On the other hand, I can do without Tatum.

Extra Tidbit: It's really hard for me to imagine Pacino as Han Solo. Apparently that was one of the many roles he's turned down in the span of his career.
Source: THR

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1:11AM on 02/18/2010
As long as there is a scene where Pacino beats the piss out of Tatum with Katie Holmes while Terrence raps in the background...So close to having Liotta and DeNiro reteam. Pacino and Liotta is a nice back up.
As long as there is a scene where Pacino beats the piss out of Tatum with Katie Holmes while Terrence raps in the background...So close to having Liotta and DeNiro reteam. Pacino and Liotta is a nice back up.
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10:32AM on 02/17/2010
I'm iffy on Tatum, but if anyone knows how to use him it's probably Montiel. Didn't see "Fighter," but he did fine in "Saints." Pacino has done a lot better work than people give him credit for, with "Insomnia" and "The Merchant of Venice." He can do over-the-top like nobody else, but give him the right role and he's still gold in my opinion.
I'm iffy on Tatum, but if anyone knows how to use him it's probably Montiel. Didn't see "Fighter," but he did fine in "Saints." Pacino has done a lot better work than people give him credit for, with "Insomnia" and "The Merchant of Venice." He can do over-the-top like nobody else, but give him the right role and he's still gold in my opinion.
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7:36AM on 02/17/2010

Not verbatum...but I love this part.

"I'd like to announce I've taken the head coach and general manager duties of the expansion Albuquerque Aztecs."
"I'd like to announce I've taken the head coach and general manager duties of the expansion Albuquerque Aztecs."
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3:28AM on 02/17/2010

REPEAT PERFORMANCE

Sounds like another DTV feature. Pacino has been giving the same performance with his signature black suit in the last few movies. Sad. Tatum is a terrible actor.
Sounds like another DTV feature. Pacino has been giving the same performance with his signature black suit in the last few movies. Sad. Tatum is a terrible actor.
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7:59PM on 02/16/2010
woo-haaaaa!!!!
pacinos still great.
woo-haaaaa!!!!
pacinos still great.
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6:11PM on 02/16/2010
I really think Pacino & DeNiro need to do some solid work before they die. They can't just start as two of the best actors of all time and go out with this kind of shit. Also, I wish Montiel would do a good film after the much underappreciated Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. He actually got a three dimensional performance out of Tatum but then followed it up with that Fighting movie. Maybe he'll get something out of Pacino that hasn't been seen in over a decade?

Probably just wishful
I really think Pacino & DeNiro need to do some solid work before they die. They can't just start as two of the best actors of all time and go out with this kind of shit. Also, I wish Montiel would do a good film after the much underappreciated Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. He actually got a three dimensional performance out of Tatum but then followed it up with that Fighting movie. Maybe he'll get something out of Pacino that hasn't been seen in over a decade?

Probably just wishful thinking though...
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6:08PM on 02/16/2010
Al should just retire already, after righteous kill and that god awful 88 minutes. I don's know if i can sit through another one of his movies which not to mention the fact that channing tatum sucks also. this film is gonna suck.
Al should just retire already, after righteous kill and that god awful 88 minutes. I don's know if i can sit through another one of his movies which not to mention the fact that channing tatum sucks also. this film is gonna suck.
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5:45PM on 02/16/2010
Flick's gonna suck. I called it first.

I mean, I love Al and I love Bobby...but they're just in it for the money these days, which is unfortunate. (De Niro pretty much admitted during an interview to promote The Good Shepherd that he takes on roles solely to help finance TriBeca, his production company.)

Anyway...Nu Image/Millennium Films has only produced one good film ever ("Rambo"), and it wasn't even really a good film...it was just a guilty pleasure sort of thing. I wouldn't exactly
Flick's gonna suck. I called it first.

I mean, I love Al and I love Bobby...but they're just in it for the money these days, which is unfortunate. (De Niro pretty much admitted during an interview to promote The Good Shepherd that he takes on roles solely to help finance TriBeca, his production company.)

Anyway...Nu Image/Millennium Films has only produced one good film ever ("Rambo"), and it wasn't even really a good film...it was just a guilty pleasure sort of thing. I wouldn't exactly grade it against a typical Pacino/De Niro movie, you know?

"Righteous Kill" was horrifically bad.
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5:29PM on 02/16/2010

??

Pacino as Han Solo? The commander of the millenium falcon??

OMG that would be like: "woohaa! take this darth vader! Say hello to my laser beam!" please god no.

I'm sorry guys
Pacino as Han Solo? The commander of the millenium falcon??

OMG that would be like: "woohaa! take this darth vader! Say hello to my laser beam!" please god no.

I'm sorry guys
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5:28PM on 02/16/2010

??

Pacino as Han Solo? The commander of the millenium falcon??

OMG that would be like: "woohaa! take this darth vader! Say hello to my laser beam!" please god no.

I'm sorry guys
Pacino as Han Solo? The commander of the millenium falcon??

OMG that would be like: "woohaa! take this darth vader! Say hello to my laser beam!" please god no.

I'm sorry guys
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5:25PM on 02/16/2010
Ive heard...decent things about the script. As far as channing tatum goes, i really like him. id venture to say that id be more likely to see a film because of him at this point the pacino
Ive heard...decent things about the script. As far as channing tatum goes, i really like him. id venture to say that id be more likely to see a film because of him at this point the pacino
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5:10PM on 02/16/2010

Want to be Excited

I really want to be excited for this picture, but (1) it has Tatum, who I don't really care for; and (2) I feel like Al Pacino is phoning in his roles now (i.e., Righteous Kill).

I long for the Pacino of old....
I really want to be excited for this picture, but (1) it has Tatum, who I don't really care for; and (2) I feel like Al Pacino is phoning in his roles now (i.e., Righteous Kill).

I long for the Pacino of old....
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5:29PM on 02/16/2010
exactly my friend..

wasn't godfather 3 fun (!) and what about 'any given sunday' or 's1mone' or 'two for the money' or 'the recruit' or 'insomnia'? Top flicks bro!

lol
exactly my friend..

wasn't godfather 3 fun (!) and what about 'any given sunday' or 's1mone' or 'two for the money' or 'the recruit' or 'insomnia'? Top flicks bro!

lol
5:46PM on 02/16/2010
I had completely forgotten S1mone. Wow, that was an awful movie.
I had completely forgotten S1mone. Wow, that was an awful movie.
6:09PM on 02/16/2010
Insomnia's good. Any Given Sunday's not bad. The rest, yeah, they're pretty awful.
Insomnia's good. Any Given Sunday's not bad. The rest, yeah, they're pretty awful.
6:37PM on 02/16/2010
And I didn't even mention '88 minutes'

for crying out loud!
And I didn't even mention '88 minutes'

for crying out loud!
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