Tommy Lee Jones Joins FBI for Luc Besson's Dark Comedy 'Malavita'
Just last month we learned that Luc Besson would get behind the camera as director for the first time in seven years for the darkly comedic gangster thriller Malavita, with familiar mob face Robert De Niro and Scarface star Michelle Pfeiffer playing a married couple with Mafia ties who relocate to France under the witness protection program. But of course, while trying to fit in, they quickly go back to their old mafia ways of dealing with certain problems. Now Variety reports Tommy Lee Jones has entered the mix, also taking a familiar role again, as an FBI agent tasked with handling the mob couple and all their problems. Read on!
Jones is no stranger to law enforcement and government agencies with turns in The Fugitive, the follow-up U.S. Marshals and of course the Men in Black franchise (and a handful of other films), so this sounds right up his alley. And while I'm immediately skeptical of any comedy that De Niro takes on, especially in the past decade, having Besson attached as a director is interesting, especially considering his great blend of comedy and sci-fi action in The Fifth Element. Could we be looking at another comedy with the caliber of Analyze This? It remains to be seen, but count me intrigued for now. How about you?