Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones are among the cast on EuropaCorp and Relativity’s action comedy.

Malavita tells of a mafia family that relocates to Normandy in France under the witness protection programme only to fall back into their old ways of doing things. Dianna Agron and John D’Leo also star.

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Relativity will release the film in 2013 and is working with its output partners in the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Spain, Greece, Thailand and CIS. EuropaCorp will distribute in France and handle remaining international sales.

Besson adapted the screenplay from the book Badfellas by Tonino Benacquista. Virginie Besson-Silla from EuropaCorp is producing with Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh while Tucker Tooley serves as executive producer.