Robert De Niro and Al Pacino will team for the second time in Righteous Kill, a $60 million independent production put together by Nu Image's Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films, according to Variety.

Shooting will begin August 6 in Connecticut, with some work in New York to follow. The the two stars play cops chasing a serial killer. Jon Avnet will direct and produce and the script is by Inside Man screenwriter Russell Gewirtz.

Emmett said the idea for the film originated from the two actors' desire to co-star. "They're friends, and this really all got started from that," he said.

"This is an event in world history," he said. "They were in two scenes in Heat, In this movie, they are in the whole thing together."