Dark Shadows may not have been huge financially, but it’s certainly helped people remember Michelle Pfeiffer after she’s spent a few years in the wilderness, Now Variety reports she’s in talk for another motherly role in Luc Besson’s Malavita.
The story, adapted from Tonino Benacquista’s novel Badfellas, is about the Manzoni clan, a mafia family who are relocated to France under the witness protection program. Despite their efforts to adapt to their new surroundings, they find themselves reverting back to their gangster tactics. Robert De Niro is playing the head of this family, while Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife.
Luc Besson will direct from his own screenplay, with production scheduled to begin this August. Pfeiffer and De Niro previously appeared together in Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust and Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve.