Pfeiffer & De Niro in Malavita

By Miss Demeanor on May 29th, 2012

Afternoon, guys, Missy here!

Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to play another mean mother in Luc Besson’s dark action-comedy Malavita, which already has Academy Award winner Robert De Niro on board.

Based on Tonino Benacquista’s book Badfellas, the story revolves around an infamous mafia family relocated to 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 their usual underhanded ways.

Pfeiffer will play De Niro’s wife, who has a proclivity for arson if she’s crossed.

De Niro and Pfeiffer previously shared the screen in Stardust and New Year’s Eve.

Currently, Pfeiffer can be seen co-starring with Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s reinvention of Dark Shadows.