Although you'll probably be devastated to hear this post has nothing to do with a possible Lethal Weapon 5
is reporting that Joe Pesci
has accepted a small role from goombah Robert De Niro
in his upcoming film The Good Shepherd
. Contrary to rumors that I'll start right now, the Oscar-winning actor was not whacked
back in 1998 following his performance in Lethal Weapon 4
. In fact, he just sort of fell off the face of the earth - until now.
is said to be based on the life of legendary CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton (known as James Wilson in the film) as played by Matt Damon
. Wait, who has Jesus as a middle name? Anyway, Pesci will take on a familiar role and play a crime boss; one of Wilson's many enemies in the pic. Due out in December of 2006, the cast alone has me foaming at the mouth. We're talking William Hurt
, Alec Baldin
, John Turturro
, Billy Crudup
, Timothy Hutton
and De Niro himself to name a few. Maybe I should see if I can dig my flux capacitor out of the trash and attempt to speed things up a bit. Whaddya think?