Principal photography has begun on EuropaCorp and Relativity’s comedic actioner Malavita directed by Luc Besson and starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones.
The darkly comedic action film tells 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.
Filming commenced in Normandy and will continue in France at La Cité du Cinéma, where the brand new Studios de Paris are located. Additional shooting will take place in New York. The script is adapted by Besson from the book Badfellas by author Tonino Benacquista. The film will be released in 2013.