De Niro, Besson Team For “Malavita”

EuropaCorp and Relativity Media are set to co-produce and co-finance at least two movies, the first of which is the Robert De Niro-led gangster thriller “Malavita” reports Variety.

Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element”) penned the script and will direct the project about a retired American gangster living with his family under the witness protection program in Normandy.

The story is based on Tonino Benacquista’s book “Badfellas” and shooting kicks off August 14th. The other film in the deal is called “Three Days to Kill” and is being described as a more comedic “Taken”.