Robert De Niro is reportedly set to star in Jessy Terrero's "cop drama" Freelancers. Forest Whitaker is also currently in talks to join the film that already has a cast including Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent. Production kicks off in New Orleans in April with a script from Philippe Casseus. The film follows the son of a murdered New York City cop, played by Jackson, who is taken under the wing of his dad's former partner [De Niro] and eventually becomes part of "a rogue street crime task force." The news comes via Deadline. While the project sounds completely generic it would be good to see De Niro stepping outside of comedy for a while. I just don't trust his expressions unless he is angry.