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The Family was formerly titled Malavita – the Italian word for the underworld of organized crime – and is based on author Tonino Benacquista’s non-fiction book “Badfellas.” It tells the story of ex-Mafia boss Giovanni Manzoni (played by Robert De Niro), who strikes a deal with the U.S. government and relocates his family under the FBI’s witness protection program to France.
However, the Manzoni clan – which includes Giovanni’s tempestuous wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) – stick out like a sore thumb, seeing how they’re a bunch of Americans who’re used to living the mobster lifestyle; now, they’re stuck keeping their heads down, in an effort to hide out in the quiet European countryside. When trouble comes a knockin’, the Mazonis are more than happy to – once again – be free and handle things “the family way.”
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- Sandy Schaefer
For some reason, Luc Besson’s Malavita has been renamed. The Leon director’s upcoming mafia comedy has now been saddled with the rather dull title The Family. Production company Relativity Media have dropped the first trailer for the film. From Yahoo! Movies you can check it out below.
Robert De Niro treads familiar territory as a mafioso forced to relocate to a quaint French town with his family. Michelle Pfeiffer stands by her man as his wife. Dianna Agron and Joseph Perrino as their kids round out the troubled family brood.
All of the Manzoni family dally with typical mobster activities in this first trailer. It appears to pick up the thread left dangling at the end of Goodfellas. Just what do mobsters in witness protection get up to? A violent fish-out-of-water comedy, De Niro’s clan are kept in line by Tommy Lee Jones as the witness protection officer. »
- Gem Seddon
A first look at The Family has been revealed.
De Niro plays a mobster who joins the witness protection programme after his mafia family turns on him.
In the clip, the titular family are sent to live in Normandy, France, where they find it hard to lay low and give up their corrupt ways.
The Family will hit theaters in the Us on September 20, and opens in the UK on November »
In the off-beat action comedy, a mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert DeNiro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D’Leo) can’t help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the “family” way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down.
- Michelle McCue
Coming from Relativity Media, we have the first trailer, images and poster for Luc Besson’s upcoming crime comedy, The Family, which until recently was titled Malavita. Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer play head and spouse of a notorious mafia family, The Manzoni’s, who are forced into the witness protection programme in Normandy after turning ‘rat’. While they appear to have found a safe haven, the family struggles to leave their old lifestyle behind and begin to some draw unwanted attention.
The Family is based on the novel by Tonino Benacquista and could be classed as Besson’s first Hollywood movie since 1997s The Fifth Element. It co-stars Tommy Lee Jones, Glee beauty Dianna Agron, David Belle, John D’Leo and a number of recognisable faces from The Sopranos. The Family is also produced by Martin Scorcese and hits Us cinemas from the 20th September, with it reaching the UK 8th November. »
- Craig Hunter
Check out two new photos from Luc Besson’s upcoming darkly comedic mafia pic The Family (Malavita), featuring a shots of Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro. The movie is based on the book Badfellas by Tonino Benacquista. The storyline follows the lives of the Manzonis Crime Family who get relocated to Normandy, France. While under the witness protection program, the Manzonis soon start handling matters in the only way they know how. Additional cast include Tommy Lee Jones (play the FBI agent tasked with helping the Manzonis adjust to their new lives), Dianna Agron and John D’Leo. The Family is scheduled to light up theaters September 20th, 2013. »
- Allan Ford
Oscar®-Winner Martin Scorsese is now officially appointed as Executive Producer on EuropaCorp and Relativity’s mafia action film currently-titled Malavita directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional) and starring Oscar®-Winner Robert De Niro (Limitless, Heat), Oscar®-Nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows, People Like Us), Oscar®-Winner Tommy Lee Jones (No Country For Old Men, Men in Black), Dianna Agron (Glee, I Am Number Four) and John D’Leo (The Wrestler, Wanderlust). Scorsese and Besson started on Malavita with an informal partnership where he played an important role offering creative consultation before and during filming. Now that Scorsese’s role has been formalized as executive producer, he will continue to work with Besson throughout the film’s post-production and editing process.
The mafia action film Malavita, in theaters October 18th, is the story of the Manzonis, a notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program. »
- Michelle McCue
EuropaCorp and Relativity are producing the film in which Robert De Niro plays a retired mob boss who moves to a small town in France's Normandy with his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and teenage daughter (Dianna Agron), as part of the witness protection program. They soon get caught up in old habits.
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- Garth Franklin
Martin Scorsese has been named an executive producer on EuropaCorp and Relativity Media's mob comedy "Malavita," the companies announced on Friday. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker offered creative consultation to writer and director Luc Besson before and during production. Now that his role has been formalized, Scorsese will continue to do so throughout the post-production process. Also read: Relativity Slots Mob Comedy 'Malavita' for Fall 2013 Release Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron and John D'Leo, the adaptation of Tonino Benacquista's book "Badfellas" follows the Manzoni crime family's efforts to fit in »
- Greg Gilman
Oscar-Winner Martin Scorsese is now officially appointed as Executive Producer on EuropaCorp and Relativity's mafia action film currently-titled Malavita, directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional) and starring Oscar-Winner Robert De Niro (Limitless, Heat), Oscar-Nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows, People Like Us), Oscar-Winner Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men, Men In Black), Dianna Agron (Glee, I Am Number Four) and John D'Leo (The Wrestler, Wanderlust). Scorsese and Besson started on Malavita with an informal partnership where he played an important role offering creative consultation before and during filming. Now that Scorsese's role has been formalized as executive producer, he will continue to work with Besson throughout the film's post-production and editing process.
The mafia action film Malavita, in theaters October 18th, 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, »
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