Paramount Pictures has teamed up with Heat producer Michael Mann to make Frankie Machine starring Robert De Niro. According to Variety, De Niro and Jane Rosenthal's company Tribeca Films will produce the project.

De Niro will play Frank Machianno, an ex hit man whose brought out of retirement at his bait shop to settle some unfinished business and to save his own skin. De Niro has been attached to this project since the rights to Don Winslow's novel "The Winter of Frankie Machine" were bought by Paramount.

A production date has not been set.

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