Principal photography has commenced on director Luc Besson’s (The Fifth Element) comedic actioner Malavita. The film stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones and centers on notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy as part of the witness protection program. Though they’re seemingly out of harm’s way, the family finds it hard to let go of some of their more colorful old habits and soon find themselves “handling things the ‘family’ way.” The ensemble cast also includes Glee star Dianna Agron and Wanderlust’s John D’Leo.
Filming is underway in Normandy, with additionally shooting set to take place in New York. A firm release date has yet to be set, but Malavita is expected to bow sometime in 2013. Hit the jump to read the full press release.