Robert DeNiro Joins Mel Gibson in ‘Edge of Darkness’

Martin Campbell is directing this police corruption thriller.

Robert DeNiro is set to join Mel Gibson in Martin Campbell's upcoming police drama Edge of Darkness. According to Variety, this will be Gibson's first major role since starring in both Signs and We Were Soldiers back in 2002.

The film will revolve around Gibson's character, a straight arrow homicide detective named Thomas Craven. When his daughter is murdered on the front steps of his home, he believes the hit was meant for him. Craven's investigation leads a path to his daughter's secret life, a corporate cover-up, and the government's own shading dealings. DeNiro is set to play an operative sent in to clean up the mess.

The film begins shooting this month in Massachusetts.

Edge of Darkness was released January 29th, 2010 and stars Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic, Shawn Roberts, David Aaron Baker, Jay O. Sanders, Denis O'Hare. The film is directed by Martin Campbell.

Sources: Variety

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  1. Phatlightning

    yea payback was awesome.. this sounds good. Two versatile actors sharing the screen for the first time I believe.

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  2. Nyfresh

    im lookin foward t this one, havent seen a good action/thriller with some good actors in a while

    7 years agoby @leo16Flag

  3. Err

    have mad max faceoff against travis bickle.

    7 years agoby @err2005Flag

  4. bostonterrier

    welcome back, mel. it's been to long not to see you on the screen.

    7 years agoby @bostonterrierFlag

  5. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    Gibson is a great an versitile actor. i just seen payback last night, awsome flick. Deniro will play off well with Gibson, an he needs a redeemer film after that dibocle stardust. although that movie with pachino looks good 2

    7 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  6. ed_wood

    Gibson is great.

    7 years agoby @ed-woodFlag


    as much as i dislike Gibson's persona, his acting abilities are undeniable - teamed with those of De Niro and a plot as good as this, this movie will be one that i'm certainly looking forward to

    7 years agoby @pinget-69Flag

  8. Shadow Of The Day


    7 years agoby @asifFlag

  9. T.Clark

    Gibson's "past behavior" has nothing to do with his on-screen performances...or at least they SHOULDN'T. But some people still feel the need to bring it up. He's awesome

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    "Edge of Darkness" is a big-screen remake of the 1985 BBC miniseries!

    I just hope the film, and its performances, can be judged on its own merit and not condemned because of Gibson's past behavior.

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. WonderWomyn

    Actually, , moviebuff123, I wouldn't mind seeing Mel back as Mad Max either. Ford came back as Indiana. Why can't Mel do it for Max? With the right director and script, it could be possible. I'm glad Mel is doing movies again IN FRONT OF the cameras. And DeNiro starring with him is the icing on the cake.

    7 years agoby @wonderwomyn74Flag

  12. MovieBuff

    I loved the Mad Max (Road Warrior) character. He was awesome for the 80's. I wish they'd bring him back... but Mel Gibson's too old for that character.

    Wait... I don't know. He's only 52. If Harrison Ford can still play Indiana Jones, why not Mel and Mad Max. Just a thought. I could be talking out of my ass LOL

    7 years agoby @moviebuff123Flag

  13. moviedirector88

    Yeah its great to see Mel back in action.

    7 years agoby @moviedirector88Flag

  14. They call me ITCHY BALLS

    Mel: "I hate jews!"

    Robert: "You talkin' to me?!? You talkin' to me?!?"

    Mel: "Where's my beer? And where's my car keys?!?

    7 years agoby @danbrchFlag

  15. knobie09

    well... i tried my best!

    7 years agoby @knobie09Flag

  16. knobie09

    loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooovin' it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7 years agoby @knobie09Flag

  17. The Dark Knight

    Mel is awesome

    7 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  18. Phil Mata

    Gibson and De Niro are both terrific actors and to top it off they're going to be in a film together with a good storyline. I'd especially love to see Mel act again. I'm already lovin' it and shooting hasn't even started yet!

    7 years agoby @phil-mataFlag

  19. JR

    lol f*cking spammers.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  20. brew1701

    ya, that is def a valid point, inter-racial dating!!!

    7 years agoby @brew1701Flag

  21. brew1701

    wow, nice pairing, wonder who else will be in this, sounds like a good story

    7 years agoby @brew1701Flag

  22. CelluloidDreams

    Hmmmm .....this sounds good!!

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  23. JR

    this sounds good. mel hasent been in a movie forever.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  24. VictorC

    That's gotta be one hell of a script! I wonder what "secret life" and "corporate cover-up" they're talking about.

    7 years agoby @victorcFlag


    Sounds great.

    7 years agoby @cerealkillerFlag

  26. ed_wood

    Great casting, this should really be good. Glad Mel is acting again.

    7 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

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