Robert De Niro is back to his gangster roots for "The Family", an upcoming dark comedy film from Luc Besson of "Taken". This time, the Jack Byrnes depicter in 2004's "Meet the Fockers" plays a head of a mob family, who tries to live a normal life in France, but soon learns that old habits indeed die hard.
The film introduces Michelle Pfeiffer as De Niro's wife, who is just as dangerous as her husband. The "Scarface" actress pulls off a convincingly deadly personality as she is seen burning down a house of a woman, whom she gets problems with at a grocery store, and leaving the site as if she's done nothing wrong at all.
The video also features an appearance from Tommy Lee Jones as an FBI agent who is supposed to keep the family safe from harm by enemies. John D'Leo and Dianna Agron, meanwhile, play the grown son and daughter of the family respectively.
In an interview with USA Today, Pfeiffer said that she's excited to finally share the same frame with De Niro. "I didn't want to pass that up. And in this, he's terrifying and very funny at the same time," she said.
Pfeiffer admitted that she tried hard not to go back to her character, Angela de Marco, in 1988's "Married to the Mob". "I didn't want Angela de Marco showing up like, 'Here she is 20 years later,' " she told the site. "I guess there is going to be some crossover. That's unavoidable."
The film marks the reunion between De Niro and his long-time collaborator Martin Scorsese, who this time serves as an executive producer. It is set to open nationwide on September 20.