Pfeiffer in talks to join De Niro in ‘Malavita’
Would play matriarch of mob family in Luc Besson pic
After cutting Al Pacino’s finger in Scarface and getting divorced with Alec Baldwin in Married To The Mob, Michelle Pfeiffer retuns to Mob family again, but only this time with another legendary actor Robert De Niro, and, in France! The classic actor who already worked with Michelle in two projects 2007′ Stardust and last year’s New Year’s Eve, however, they never get the chance to share a scene together until “Malavita”!
According to Variety, Pfeiffer is in negotiations to play another tough mother in Luc Besson’s darkly comedic actioner “Malavita,” which stars Robert De Niro.
Pic is the first in a new co-production and co-financing deal between Relativity Media and Besson’s EuropaCorp.
Based on Tonino Benacquista’s book “Badfellas,” story follows a notorious mafia family relocated to France under the witness protection program. While they do their best to fit in, old habits die hard and they soon find themselves handling things the “family” way. Pfeiffer will play De Niro’s wife who has a penchant for arson when crossed.
Besson adapted the script and he’ll also produce the pic, which starts production in August in advance of a 2013 bow. Relativity will release the film stateside, while EuropaCorp will distribute in France and handle international sales.
Pre-production is set to begin in July with filming planned for August at La Cité du Cinéma, where the brand new Studios de Paris are located. Additional shooting will take place in Normandy, France and New York, aiming for a 2013 release.