Remember last week’s news about Robert De Niro wearing again the gangster’s shoes? Well he will have good company!
Variety has learned that Pfieffer is now in talks to join Malavita, the new film from director Luc Besson that already has De Niro attached.
Based on the book “Badfellas” by Tonino Benacquista, the film is about a mafia family that gets relocated to France as part of the witness protection program. Pfieffer is set to play the mother of the family – and De Niro’s wife – who “has a penchant for arson when crossed.”
I believe, so far, Pfeiffer and De Niro have stared in only two films. In 2007 they starred together in Stardust, a wonderful must -see movie I’d say. And New Year’s Eve, which was the movie that starred all Hollywood stars and is definitely not a must see.
Production on the project is scheduled to begin in August and though no official release date is set yet, I believe it should be released some time in 2013.