Behind-The-Scenes Photo Of Robert DeNiro From The Set Of Luc Besson’s MALAVITA
In this first behind-the-scenes photo, director Luc Besson reviews a scene with star Robert DeNiro on the set of Relativity Media’s MALAVITA.
Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, and John D’Leo head a talented ensemble of actors in this darkly comedic action film. MALAVITA is the story of the Manzonis, a notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy, 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.
Photography on the film began in early August in France with additional shooting scheduled to take place in New York. The film will bow in 2013 with Relativity handling US distribution as well as working with its foreign output partners on the film’s release in the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Spain, Greece, Thailand and CIS. EuropaCorp will take on distribution in France and handle international sales.
The script is adapted by Besson from the book Badfellas by author Tonino Benacquista. Virginie Besson-Silla (From Paris with Love) from EuropaCorp is producing. Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) is producing, while the studio’s Tucker Tooley (Immortals) will executive produce.