Robert De Niro is near a deal to join Mel Gibson in Edge of Darkness, the Martin Campbell-directed feature for Graham King’s GK Films, reports Variety.
Gibson stars as Thomas Craven, a straitlaced homicide detective for the Boston Police Dept. and single father, whose 24-year old daughter is murdered on the steps of his home. The cop assumes he was the target, but his investigation leads in another direction and uncovers his daughter’s secret life, a corporate cover-up and government collusion.
De Niro will play an operative sent to clean up the evidence.
Written by William Monahan, the drama is an adaptation of a 1985 BAFTA-winning six-hour BBC miniseries that Campbell also directed.
Shooting begins this month in Massachusetts.