Movie veterans Robert Redford and Paul Newman are on the verge of reuniting on the big screen one more time after years spent laughing at planned sequels to The Sting and BUTCH CASSIDY + THE SUNDANCE KID.

The actors have remained pals since starring in the classic buddy movies, but they haven't made a film together since the early 1970s simply because, Redford claims, scripts they were sent were ridiculous.

He says, "The stuff that came to us wasn't any good. They said, 'Can you do a sequel to The Sting?' No, leave that one alone... Don't try to milk it.

"Then they said, 'What about a sequel to Butch Cassidy?' 'Well, the guys died in it, so what is it going to be, a spiritual film?' Well, how about a prequel?' That's pretty desperate."