Taxi Driver. Street Scenes. Mean Streets. The Last Temptation of Christ. I Call First. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. What do all of these have in common? Each comes from good ol' Martin Scorsese, and featured Harvey Keitel. He's not just the bloody-car-solving Wolf, and he's certainly not only the Bad Lieutenant. Most of the above films were on the streets, one was on the road, and one, well, it was in the ancient, Biblical dust. So what could they have planned for their cinematic reunion 20* years after they last worked together? Variety reports that it will be on Daphna Kastner'sChaos, which she wrote and will direct, while Scorsese is the executive producer. It's worth noting -- she's Keitel's wife, so this casting announcement isn't an entirely huge surprise.

So it's not quite the re-team you'd expect (maybe that will come in the future!?), but for now, I'll take what I can get. The drama is set in New York City, but it isn't about a cab driver and a prostitute or mean streets. It's the story of "two lovelorn people whose lives intersect in the city." Fie those vague descriptions! One of the film's other producers, Michael Cerenzie, says: "Marty, Harvey, Christine and I all share a tremendous passion for Daphna Kastner's original script and a strong belief in her talent as a filmmaker." Since the script is already in the bag, they're hoping to finish up casting and get the flick shot in New York City before SAG's June 30th contract expiry.

*Edited, thanks to David!
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