HOLLYWOOD: Leading motion picture studio, Skoobtoob Pictures today announced that production will begin next year on a biopic of movie legend Bobby DeNiro, to be directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Al Pacino as Robert DeNiro. The working title of the film is thought to be, at this point, The Raging Deer Hunting Taxi Driver.
It is well documented that DeNiro and Scorsese have enjoyed a symbiotically successful relationship throughout both of their careers in the movie industry, and this biopic is widely believed to be Scorsese's tribute to his lifelong buddy DeNiro.
Insiders say that the legendary director agonised over who should portray his buddy in the leading role, before eventually settling on Al Pacino.
"It was going to be Sly Stallone," one revealed. "But he's tied up for the next three years with Rocky 27 and Rambo 19, so that was a bit of a blow. They looked at Arnie too, but he's busy in politics, and it would take a lifetime for him to get the accent right, and learn the lines, so he got scrubbed. Jackie Chan looked a good possibility at one stage, but he had a bad back and called in sick. So in the end, Al Pacino was the obvious choice. We're all delighted."
In what is thought to be an Oscar nomination master stroke, Scorsese plans to reshoot scenes from Heat, which was was originally directed by Michael Mann, of Miami Vice fame, with Al Pacino playing Robert DeNiro, and Robert DeNiro in a cameo role playing Al Pacino.
Which may be a bit confusing. Like most of this Al Pacino stuff.
More as we get it.