NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 28, 2008) Yamaha Corporate Artist Affairs, Inc. provided gear to Righteous Kill, the new psychological thriller that stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, among other notable actors. Yamaha placed an S90 ES, Motif XS6, Motif Rack ES, two 01V96V2 digital mixers, two HS-80M speakers, Cubase 4 and a SPX2000 processor on the set of the production. The film will hit the big screens Sept. 12, 2008.
The movie stars De Niro and Pacino as two veteran New York City detectives who find themselves in pursuit of a serial killer who writes poems about the crime he just committed, justifying the murders. It becomes clear the detectives are looking for a killer who targets criminals who have fallen through the cracks of the judicial system. The similarities between the killings and an earlier murder of a notorious pimp raise a nagging question for the two highly decorated detectives on the verge of retirement: Did they put the wrong man behind bars years ago?
This $60 million crime thriller put together by Nu Image's Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films marks only the second time De Niro and Pacino have teamed up onscreen. Unlike their last film, 1995's Heat, the duo will act together throughout. Both actors were in The Godfather Part II, but their characters never met on screen.
Donnie Wahlberg and hip-hop superstar Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson are also members of the cast. Righteous Kill, which began filming in August 2007 in New York and Connecticut, is being directed by Jon Avnet (Fried Green Tomatoes) from a script written by Russell Gewirtz (Inside Man).
S90ES, Motif XS6 and 2 digital mixers among the borrowed Yamaha equipment