Robert De Niro, king of gangster movies, is set to star in a gangster movie based on the book Badfellas, which follows a former mafioso and his family as they try to keep a low profile in the witness protection program. The film, which is tentatively titled Malavita, has both been penned and will be directed by Luc Besson, and is set to begin filming in August.

Even though we've heard news that De Niro is set to star in "a new gangster movie" over and over for years now, truthfully, it never gets old. This is going to be awesome.

[via Vulture]