about my father

Robert De Niro is set to play standup comic Sebastian Maniscalco‘s dad. De Niro has been tapped to star in About My Father, an upcoming comedy loosely based on Maniscalco’s life, set during a weekend in which Maniscalco clashes with his old-school Italian immigrant dad.

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the formula

John Boyega and Robert De Niro are headed to Netflix for The Formula, a new film from director Gerard McMurray (The First Purge). The story follows a Formula One racing prodigy who ends up becoming a getaway driver, and that’s the type of high-concept thriller idea we need more of these days. Just imagine all the chase scenes! If at least one car doesn’t drive up some sort of ramp and flip upside down during this movie, I’m going to be angry.

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david o. russell movie

David O. Russell, the filmmaker behind films like American HustleThree KingsThe Fighter, and Silver Linings Playbook, has been relatively MIA from Hollywood since directing 2015’s Joy. But he’s back to direct a new mystery movie that might have one of the most stacked casts ever, and it’s just strengthened its ranks.
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the irishman featurette

What would it be like to sit at a table with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci? Well, first it would be hugely intimidating, as those movie legends have all left such a profound mark on cinema over the last 50 years. But mostly, it would be enlightening and utterly delightful, as evidenced by the 20-minute roundtable with all four men in the newly released The Irishman featurette from the Criterion Collection.

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killers of the flower moon rewrites

Killers of the Flower Moon, a film that will reunite Martin Scorsese with both Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, was supposed to start filming in March of this year. That didn’t happen, thanks to the coronavirus. And it seems that screenwriter Eric Roth has used that delay to work on rewrites for the film – rewrites requested (or perhaps we should say “demanded”) by DiCaprio. It was previously rumored that the film ran into behind-the-scenes issues when DiCaprio decided he wanted to play a different character. Now it looks like Roth is confirming those rumors.

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The Comeback Trail trailer

The first Friday the 13th of this year came on March 13, just days before the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The final Friday the 13th of 2020 arrives in November. While we have no clue what the state of the world will be at that point, a new movie will be released that day which features three Oscar winners in a comedy about a group of conmen trying to murder an actor during the filming of a fake movie. See Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Zach Braff, Eddie Griffin, and more in the trailer for The Comeback Trail below.
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Gucci Cast

Ridley Scott‘s Gucci now has itself an incredible cast, and also Jared Leto.

Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jack Huston, and Reeve Carney are all in talks to join the film, which already has Lady Gaga on board as Patrizia Reggiani, who tried to orchestrate the assassination of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci, one-time head of the Gucci fashion house.

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The War with Grandpa trailer

I was scrolling through Netflix the other day and noticed something odd: the 1993 live-action adaptation of Dennis the Menace was among the top ten movies on Netflix at that moment. (Did you know that film was directed by Nick Castle, the same guy who played Michael Myers/The Shape in Halloween? Because I didn’t!) In any case, I found it curious that a significant chunk of Netflix subscribers were watching a decades-old movie about generational warfare between a grandfatherly figure and a young whipper-snapper.

But now a brand new movie is coming along to help quench the world’s thirst for stories in which young and old men engage in prank wars with each other. It’s called The War with Grandpa, and, naturally, it stars one of the greatest American actors of all time: Oakes Fegley. No, I’m kidding. It stars Robert De Niro. Well, Fegley is also in it, but he’s not one of the greatest Am–you know what? Never mind. Let’s just roll the trailer.
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Killers of the Flower Moon production

The behind-the-scenes saga of Martin Scorsese‘s Killers of the Flower Moon has been a bit of rollercoaster. The pic, based on the true story of a series of murders of wealthy Osage people in the early 1920s, was originally set up at Paramount and was supposed to start shooting in March 2020. Of course, the coronavirus destroyed that March shoot date, and then Paramount got cold feet about the film’s ballooning budget of $200 million. Apple TV+ then swooped in to save the project. Now, the movie is eyeing a new production start date: February 2021.

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Armageddon Time cast

Armageddon Time, the James Gray-directed coming-of-age story starring Cate Blanchett, just announced a very impressive line-up of additional cast members. Robert De Niro, Oscar Isaac, Donald Sutherland, and Anne Hathaway are now all on board the movie, which is based in part on Gray’s own childhood. The Ad Astra filmmaker hopes to start shooting as soon as circumstances allow.

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