Robert De Niro has joined Sebastian Maniscalco in “About My Father,” which can loosely be primarily based on the humorist’s life and his relationship together with his father, Nathan Kahane, president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, introduced on Wednesday.
Laura Terruso (“Work It,” “Hello, My Name Is Doris”) is directing from a screenplay by Maniscalco and Austen Earl. De Niro will play Salvo, Sebastian’s father. The official logline reads: “In the movie, when Sebastian tells his old-school Italian immigrant father that he’s going to suggest to his all-American girlfriend, Salvo insists on crashing a weekend together with her tony mother and father. Though cultures conflict and plainly the 2 households don’t have anything in widespread, by the top of the weekend, they’ll be la famiglia.”
De Niro and Maniscalco first appeared collectively in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.”
Depth of Field’s Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, and Andrew Miano are producing, whereas Judi Marmel will function govt producer.
“The way Sebastian talks about his father, Salvo sounds to us like the type of guy who thinks that Robert De Niro should play him in a movie. So we thought, why not?” Kahane mentioned. “Actually, Robert De Niro is incredibly selective about the projects he chooses, so we are thrilled that he responded so strongly to this hilarious and heartfelt screenplay. He’ll make a fantastic and funny pairing with Sebastian and we can’t wait to start production later this year.”
James Myers and Chelsea Kujawa are overseeing manufacturing for the studio. Phil Strina negotiated the deal on behalf of the studio.
De Niro most just lately starred in “The War With Grandpa,” and his upcoming movies embody Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” and David O. Russell’s untitled movie. He is represented by CAA.
Maniscalco gained worldwide following by way of his standup, together with his specials “Sebastian Live,” “What’s Wrong with People?,” “Aren’t You Embarrassed?,” “Why Would You Do That?” and “Stay Hungry.” In addition to “The Irishman,” Maniscalco starred in within the Academy Award successful “Green Book,” and simply wrapped manufacturing on an upcoming Ray Romano movie. Maniscalco is represented by UTA and Levity Entertainment Group.
Terruso is represented by CAA and Industry Entertainment.
Deadline first reported the information.
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