The pairing of Luc Besson and Robert De Niro for the gangster pic "Malativa" has us already sold, but add Michelle Pfeiffer to the mix? That's one potentially explosive movie. The actress has come on board the darkly comic film, based on Tonino Benacquista's book "Badfellas," that will tell the story of a mafia family under witness protection in France, who turn to their old habits when things don't go their way. Pfeiffer will play De Niro's arson-inclined wife, who likes to play with matches to even the score. Fucking awesome.
Trivia alert: De Niro and Pfeiffer last paried up in Matthew Vaughn's "Stardust" but this seems like a project a bit more worth their steel. Production is gearing to shoot in August for a 2013 release. [Variety]