The plot of the film will follow the mafia bosses Vito Genovese and Frank Costello, who led two feuding families in the mid-20th century.
Robert de Niro will have a dual role, as protagonist and enemyin a new film about the Italian-American mafia that will be recorded by the Warner Bros.
‘Wise Guys’ is the title of the project revealed this Tuesday by The Hollywood Reporter and whose plot will follow the mafia bosses Vito Genovese Y Frank Costellowho led two opposing families in the mid-20th century.
De Niro will play both characters.according to the publication.
In 1957, Genovese attempted to assassinate Costello, incapacitating him and forcing him to retire from the mob.
Barry Levinson, responsible for titles such as ‘Rain Man’ and ‘Wag the Dog’, will be in charge of directing the film, which will reunite the filmmaker with De Niro after working together on ‘Sleepers’, ‘Wag the Dog’ and the HBO series ‘The Wizard of Lies’ and ‘What Just Happened’.
The tape will mark De Niro’s 78-year-old return to the genre that made him a star, Well, among his most celebrated works are “Goodfellas”, “Casino” and “The Godfather Part II”, a film with which he won the Oscar for best supporting actor in 1974.
He recently starred in ‘The Irishman’, Martin Scorsese’s latest film, in which he once again played a criminal leader in 1950s New York.
In the future, he will meet again with the director of ‘Taxi Driver’ to film ‘Killer of the Flower Moon’, a ‘western’ set in the state of Oklahoma in the 1920s that will be part of the Apple TV + catalog.
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Robert de Niro will have a dual role in the gangster movie ‘Wise Guys’