Clooney Joining De Niro in 36 Remake

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George Clooney will star opposite Robert De Niro in director Marc Forster’s 36, the remake of the French cop saga 36 Quai des Orfevres, De Niro told MTV. Dean Georgaris (Paycheck, The Manchurian Candidate) wrote the script.

The French film, starring Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil as detectives heading plain-clothes divisions at Paris police headquarters, centers on the quest to solve a series of armored car robberies with a promotion going to whomever catches the perpetrators.

Filming is scheduled to begin in New York later this year. Paramount will distribute. Robert De Niro’s Tribeca and Georgaris’ Penn Station are producing.