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JODIE FOSTER & ROBERT DE NIRO RIDE AGAIN--AND THIS TIME JODIE'S IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT

SUGARLAND: Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro (Directed by Jodie Foster; Written by Daniel Barnz and Ned Zeman; Universal) When last seen together on screen, she was a young and not so eager prostitute and he was a psychotic cabbie treating her to free rides on the wild side of Manhattan. That was in Martin Scorsese’s 1976 “Taxi Driver.” After that memorable bloodbath, Jodie Foster and Robert De Niro went their separate, Oscar-winning ways. But at long last they are teamed again, this time in an adaptation of Marie Brenner’s “In the Kingdom of Big Sugar,” a true story about two brothers, Alfy and Pepe Fanjul, who were accused of seriously abusing migrant workers in Florida. Brenner’s gripping account was published in the February 2001 issue of Vanity Fair. Foster, gutsy enough to both direct and star in the film, plays a crusading attorney, and De Niro plays a powerful sugar baron with strong political connections. For Guy Flatley's 1973 interview with Robert De Niro, click here; to read about many more new biopics, click here. Opening date to be announced