Fire on set of Avnet's 'Righteous Kill'


NEW YORK -- A fire broke out on the Bridgeport, Conn. location set of Jon Avnet's "Righteous Kill" early Thursday. There were no injuries on the set of the cop thirller which stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, but production was moved to a nearby location.

The fire broke out inside inside Mechanics and Farmers Bank on Main St. at approximately 4 a.m. Thursday shortly after shooting wrapped for the night, a Nu Image/Millennium Films spokesperson said. An electrical charger is said to have caught on fire inside the building.

The spokesperson said principal photography is still slated to wrap Oct. 23. NuImage is producing the film for distributor Overture Films.

"We are just happy that no one was hurt," said Nu Image co-chairman Avi Lerner. "Some equipment was damaged but it can all be replaced. We are on schedule and shooting today."