De Niro, Norton to star in thriller "Stone"

Thu May 7, 2009 12:02am EDT
 
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By Steven Zeitchik

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Robert De Niro and Edward Norton, who worked together in 2001's "The Score," have signed on to star in the psychological thriller "Stone."

The story centers on the complicated relationship between a corrections officer (De Niro) and a convicted arsonist (Norton).

John Curran is directing "Stone" from a script by "Junebug" writer Angus MacLachlan. The project reunites Curran and Norton, who collaborated on "The Painted Veil."

The film is the debut project of Mimran Schur Pictures, a venture formed by investment veteran David Mimran and former Geffen Records president Jordan Schur.

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)

 
<p>Actor Robert De Niro arrives at the premiere of the film "Whatever Works" on the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>