Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer return to their Mafia roots in the dark comedy, The Family, an English language film adapted from the French novel Malavita (Badfellas), by Tonino Benacquista. Benacquista co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Caleo and director Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter).
When a notorious mafia family crosses the mob by committing the ultimate crime of snitching, they are put into the Government Witness Protection Program and shipped off to Normandy, France. Although they pretend to want to change their lives, old habits die hard, and they soon resort back to their old criminal ways of doing business and settling scores.
Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull) is the dad. Michelle Pfeiffer (Married to the Mob, Scarface) is the Mom. Dianna Argon (Glee) is their daughter and John D’Leo (The Wrestler) their son. Tommy Lee Jones plays a CIA agent that does his best to keep the family from tipping off their whereabouts with their bad behavior. Domenick Lombardozzi also stars.
Relativity Media and Europa Corp. are in charge of production and distribution. Luc Besson, Virgina Silla, and Ryan Kavanaugh are producing with Tucker Tooley and Martin Scorsese executive producing.
The Family has had several release dates but now is officially scheduled for a September 13th premiere.