Mel Gibson: Hey, De Niro, you wanna star in an eco-thriller with me?

Robert De Niro: You talkin’ to me?

Gibson: Yes, I’m talkin’ to you. It’s called Edge of Darkness; it’s based on that BBC miniseries. Are you familiar with it?

De Niro: You talkin’ to me?

Gibson: Yeah, it’s about this homicide detective (that’d be me) who uncovers government and corporate cover-ups when his environmental activist daughter is murdered.

De Niro: You talkin’ to me?

Gibson: Yes, Bobby, I’m talkin’ to you. You’d play the CIA operative trying to cover up the evidence.

De Niro: Well, then who the hell else are you talkin’ to?

Gibson: No one. Just you. We want you for the part. We’re gonna start filming soon.

De Niro: You talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here.

Gibson: Exactly. So will you take the part?

De Niro: Who the fuck do you think you’re talking to?

Gibson: So that’s a yes?