Casting Call: Al Pacino Joins Channing Tatum in SON OF NO ONE; Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Sam Worthington in TEXAS KILLING FIELDS

     February 16, 2010

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A couple of quick casting notes for you today.  First up, Al “Has-Been, Now-Screams” Pacino will be joining Channing Tatum in Son of No One. According to THR, the police thriller (I know Heat is good, but let us work through the trauma and remember 88 Minutes and Righteous Kill) “centers on a young cop (Tatum) 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.”  Pacino replaces De Niro (not really an improvement or step down) with Terrence Howard, Ray Liotta and Katie Holmes in various stages of negotiation.  Written and directed by Dito Montiel, the film would mark his third collaboration with Tatum after A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and Fighting.

Hit the jump for better news about Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Sam Worthington teaming up to tell a more interesting story than just another cop drama.

Bloody Disgusting reports that Jeffrey Dean Morgan will star opposite Sam Worthington in Ami Canaan Mann’s Texas Killing Fields.  The story is based on the true story of two detectives investigating two decades worth of homicides and disappearances totaling over sixty victims.  Worthington will play the local detective while Morgan will play a recent transplant from New York.  Produced by Michael Mann (father of Ami), filming is set to begin this April in Louisiana where they have fewer killing fields but better tax incentives.

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