Al Pacino is a long way from his glory days, but make no mistake about it, he can still bring the wood. Well, sometimes. His latest gig has the “Scent of a Woman” star replacing his “Righteous Kill” buddy Robert De Niro in the Channing Tatum cop movie “Son of No One”. Written and directed by Dito Montiel, “No One” stars Tatum (“G.I. Joe”) as a young cop assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, where an old secret from his past threatens to destroy his future. Shooting commences March 22 on location in New York. Terrence Howard, Ray Liotta and Katie Holmes are also in negotiations to join the cast.
Meanwhile, direct-to-DVD B-movie regular Taryn Manning (“The Devil’s Tomb”, below) has landed a cushy gig on CBS’ relaunch of “Hawaii Five-O”. The new show will focus on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police headed by Steve McGarrett, to be played by the just-announced Alex O’Loughlin. “Lost’s” Daniel Dae Kim will play McGarrett’s right-hand Asian man, Detective Chin Ho Kelly. Manning, meanwhile, will play McGarrett’s younger sister, Mary Ann McGarrett.