Al Pacino sure loves to play cops and robbers.

The actor who has made a career of playing hard-driving detectives ('Serpico,' 'Sea of Love,' 'Heat') and nasty bad guys ('The Godfather,' 'Scarface,' 'Carlito's Way') will next pin on a shield for 'Son of No One,' a police thriller starring Channing Tatum that begins shooting in New York next month. The film is being directed and written by Dito Montiel and centers on a young cop (Tatum) assigned to the working class neighborhood where he grew up, with an old secret surfacing and threatening to destroy his life and family, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. Al Pacino sure loves to play cops and robbers.

The actor who has made a career of playing hard-driving detectives ('Serpico,' 'Sea of Love,' 'Heat') and nasty bad guys ('The Godfather,' 'Scarface,' 'Carlito's Way') will next pin on a shield for 'Son of No One,' a police thriller starring Channing Tatum that begins shooting in New York next month. The film is being directed and written by Dito Montiel and centers on a young cop (Tatum) assigned to the working class neighborhood where he grew up, with an old secret surfacing and threatening to destroy his life and family, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter.

Pacino, whose career choices of late have been unremarkable ('Righteous Kill,' '88 Minutes' and 'Two for the Money') slides into the police detective part originally filled by Robert De Niro, who has moved on to other projects. Other actors hovering around the script include Terrence Howard, Ray Liotta and Katie Holmes.

Montiel's credits include 'Fighting' and 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.'

According to the Reporter, 'No One' is one of the hotter presales titles at the Berlin Film Festival's European Film Market, with deals being swung for parts of Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and the UK, with Canada pending.
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