First Images and Poster for Luc Besson’s THE FAMILY Featuring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer

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Relativity Media has released the first images and poster for writer/director Luc Besson’s upcoming comedic actioner The Family (previously titled Malavita).  The film stars Robert De NiroMichelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones and centers on a 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 first trailer is expected to debut later tonight, so be sure to check back to get a look at the film in action.

Hit the jump to check out the images and poster.  The film also stars Dianna Agron and John D’LeoThe Family opens on September 20th.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Family:

The darkly comedic action film The Family is the story of the Manzonis, a notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy, 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 the “family” way.

Click to enlarge.  Poster via Yahoo.

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  • Jack

    Love Luc Besson, glad to see his working with De Niro and that De Niro is making a gangster picture again! This is also produced by Martin Scorsese and was previously titled “Badfellas”, so naturally we should all be pumped

    • RockNRollerER

      I saw this movie at a focus group screening where this was still called Badfellas (everyone suggested they change the name). I liked it, but it is very much a comedy with violence. It’s not the same as old-school Besson. There’s some action, but nothing like Nikkita or Leon. I just tell you this, so you don’t expect a serious gangster-thriller because it isn’t that.

  • Hop

    Looks good!

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