You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Scorsese to exec produce Luc Besson’s ‘Malavita’

Helmers collaborate on actioner starring De Niro, Pfeiffer

Martin Scorsese and Luc Besson are collaborating on “Malavita,” from EuropaCorp and Relativity, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. Besson helms the actioner.

Scorsese, who has been a creative consultant to the pic in pre-production and during lensing, is now joining the picture as executive producer and will work with Besson throughout post-production and editing.

Peppered with black comedy, “Malavita” was adapted by Besson and Michael Caleo from Tonino Benacquista’s novel “Badfellas.”

It stars De Niro as a retired mob boss who moves to a small town in France’s Normandy with his wife (Pfeiffer) and teenage daughter (Dianna Agron), as part of the witness protection program, but he gets caught up in old habits.

John D’Leo, Dominic Chianese and Domenick Lombardozzi also star.

The involvement of Scorsese, whose organized crime classics “Goodfellas” and “Casino” starred De Niro, promises to give “Malavita” a label of authenticity in its depiction of the Italian-American mob world.

Pic is Besson’s directorial comeback to the action-thriller genre. The French helmer broke on to the international scene in the 1990s with dark-edged thrillers such as Jean-Reno starrer “The Professional” and “Nikita” with Anne Parillaud.

“Malavita” is produced by EuropaCorp’s Virginie Besson-Silla (“From Paris With Love”) and Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh. The studio’s Tucker Tooley will executive produce along with Scorsese, who was represented by WME in his deal.

Relativity Media will release the pic in the U.S. on Oct. 18, EuropaCorp will distribute it in France on Oct. 23.

“Malavita” is the first film under three-picture pact Relativity and EuropaCorp inked in May. It will be followed by Kevin Costner starrer “Three Days to Kill,” which is now shooting in Paris and at Besson’s studio complex La Cite du Cinema.

More Scene

  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 23: Actor

    Diego Luna, Mishel Prada Speak Out Against Border Separations at Latino Media Awards

    Martin Scorsese and Luc Besson are collaborating on “Malavita,” from EuropaCorp and Relativity, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. Besson helms the actioner. Scorsese, who has been a creative consultant to the pic in pre-production and during lensing, is now joining the picture as executive producer and will work with Besson […]

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 22:

    SZA Holds Nothing Back in Second Show Since Vocal Injury Scare

    Martin Scorsese and Luc Besson are collaborating on “Malavita,” from EuropaCorp and Relativity, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. Besson helms the actioner. Scorsese, who has been a creative consultant to the pic in pre-production and during lensing, is now joining the picture as executive producer and will work with Besson […]

  • 'SORRY TO BOTHER YOU'

    Why 'Sorry to Bother You' Director Boots Riley Thinks His Satirical Comedy Is 'Realistic'

    Martin Scorsese and Luc Besson are collaborating on “Malavita,” from EuropaCorp and Relativity, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. Besson helms the actioner. Scorsese, who has been a creative consultant to the pic in pre-production and during lensing, is now joining the picture as executive producer and will work with Besson […]

  • Tesse Restaurant Opens on L.A.'s Sunset

    Tesse Restaurant Takes on the Challenge of Making the Sunset Strip Hip Again

    Martin Scorsese and Luc Besson are collaborating on “Malavita,” from EuropaCorp and Relativity, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. Besson helms the actioner. Scorsese, who has been a creative consultant to the pic in pre-production and during lensing, is now joining the picture as executive producer and will work with Besson […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: The 10 Standout Moments

    Martin Scorsese and Luc Besson are collaborating on “Malavita,” from EuropaCorp and Relativity, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. Besson helms the actioner. Scorsese, who has been a creative consultant to the pic in pre-production and during lensing, is now joining the picture as executive producer and will work with Besson […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    Martin Scorsese and Luc Besson are collaborating on “Malavita,” from EuropaCorp and Relativity, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. Besson helms the actioner. Scorsese, who has been a creative consultant to the pic in pre-production and during lensing, is now joining the picture as executive producer and will work with Besson […]

  • Brandon Flynn, Timothy Granaderos, Alisha Boe,

    Alisha Boe Says Brock Turner Case Was Her 'Bible' for '13 Reasons Why' Season 2

    Martin Scorsese and Luc Besson are collaborating on “Malavita,” from EuropaCorp and Relativity, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. Besson helms the actioner. Scorsese, who has been a creative consultant to the pic in pre-production and during lensing, is now joining the picture as executive producer and will work with Besson […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content