'The Family' First Trailer For Besson's New Film

The Family was formerly titled Malavita – the Italian word for the underworld of organized crime – and is based on author Tonino Benacquista’s non-fiction book “Badfellas.” It tells the story of ex-Mafia boss Giovanni Manzoni (played by Robert De Niro), who strikes a deal with the U.S. government and relocates his family under the FBI’s witness protection program to France.

The trailer for The Family gives off a strong and darkly satirical vibe, more so than previous De Niro films that lampoon the actor’s legacy as a screen mobster icon , and you’ll see some Coppola, Demme, and Scorsese in this footage. (It even opens with a Rolling Stones song — maybe the best Stones song, actually — but Scorsese did serve as a consultant and exec producer who worked on the edit.) There’s also a good bit of Besson’s trademark energy, and along with the cast looking engaged that makes the whole thing worth a look.



Date: 2013-06-05