Robert De Niro and Luc Besson Are Making a Gangster Movie

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Robert De Niro attends the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 17, 2012 in New York City.
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While "Robert De Niro is making a new gangster movie" isn't quite the thrilling sentence it once was, you get Luc Besson in that thing and baby, you got a stew goin'. Variety reports Besson has penned and will direct an adaptation of a book called Badfellas, tentatively titled Malavita, with De Niro as an ex-gangster doing the witness protection thing with his family in Normandy. It'll film in August, and Besson already has another one lined up, too.