De Niro up for Freelancers role?
Published 28/03/2011 | 14:02
Robert De Niro is set to reunite with rapper 50 Cent in Freelancers.
Forest Whitaker is in talks to join them in the cop drama, directed by Jessy Terrero, said Deadline.com.
The film follows the son of a killed New York City cop, played by Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, who is taken under the wing of his dad's former partner Captain Vic Sarcone (De Niro) and eventually becomes part of "a rogue street crime task force".
It would be the second time Robert has teamed up with the rapper, after their 2008 crime thriller Righteous Kill.
Production for Freelancers begins on April 18 in New Orleans.
Robert - who currently stars in Limitless alongside Bradley Cooper - will next be seen in The Killer Elite alongside Jason Statham and Clive Owen, and will start filming Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve with Halle Berry.