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George Clooney Places Bet on "36"

January 04, 2007 05:07:19 GMT

George Clooney is set to star alongside Robert De Niro in Americanized version of French cop saga "36."


Never gets tired to take challenging roles, George Clooney has given positive sign to star opposite Robert De Niro in cop saga "36", De Niro himself spilled the bean to MTV.

A remake of French movie "36 Quai des Orfevres" starring Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil, the project concerns a pair of detectives who attempt to solve a series of armored car robberies with a promotion going to whomever catches the perpetrators. Filming is scheduled to start in New York later this year soon after De Niro finishes shooting "What Just Happened?" for 2929 Entertainment.

"Finding Neverland" helmer Marc Forster has already been tapped to direct from script penned by "The Manchurian Candidate" scribe Dean Georgaris. Meanwhile, De Niro's Tribeca and Georgaris' Penn Station are producing with Paramount Pictures to handle distribution matters.

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