By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 26, 2011 at 3:15AM
Forest Whitaker Also Circling Role
For the love of god Robert De Niro, fire your agent. The once-esteemed actor, who has spent the most part of the last decade or two slogging it out in one mediocre picture after another, apparently doesn't know a good movie anymore even if it walks up and bites him in the ass. The actor hemmed and hawed over the drama "Honeymoon With Harry" to the point where director Jonathan Demme gave up on the project. So what to do next? How about another shitty movie with 50 Cent!
Deadline reports that De Niro is once again going to slum it, this time in "Freelancers." Written by L. Philippe Casseus, the completely generic cop drama follows the son of a slain NYC cop (Fiddy) who is taken under the wing of Captain Vic Sarcone (De Niro) his Dad's former partner, eventually becoming part of his rogue street crime task force. Will he find out that cops are corrupt? Gosh, we wait with bated breath to find out. Jessy Terrero, who helmed "Soul Plane" and the straight-to-video 50 Cent piece of crap "Gun" is directing so again, the De Niro decision-making process completely eludes us.
Production on the film is gearing up to begin next month and Forest Whitaker is also negotiating for a part, but he's been choosing terrible projects for a while now too so we're less surprised on that front. Perhaps someone needs to show De Niro these trailers but the sad thing is we don't think it would make much difference to him. But hey, maybe it will be better than "Righteous Kill." It can't be worse, can it?