THE MOVIE: Léon: The Professional’s Luc Besson will be directing Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones and Dianna Agron in Malavita. Due for release around 2013, Malavita is about a retired American gangster who relocates his family to Normandy and lives under the witness protection program.
Malavita is based on a 2005 novel called Badfellas by Tonino Benacquista. It’s co-written for the screen by Luc Besson and Michael Caleo (The Last Time).
Updates: The Film Experience has a pack of behind-the-scenes photos.
BREAKING NEWS: The Wrap reports that Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas) has been named an executive producer on the mob comedy Malavita, which opens October 18, 2013.