A Big Week for De Niro

Variety has announced that the upcoming Everybody’s Fine, a remake of Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore’s 1991 film Stanno Tutti Bene, will star Snow Angels costars Kate Becksinsale and Sam Rockwell alongside Drew Barrymore and Robert De Niro.

Everybody’s Fine, as well as the upcoming De Niro/Pacino vehicle Righteous Kill, looks to continue De Niro’s recent turn back to drama, after a lucrative yet somewhat artless turn to comedy (though he will be starring in the upcoming comedy What Just Happened?). In the film, De Niro plays “a widower who realizes that his deceased wife was his only connection to his children. He decides on a whim to take a road trip to reconnect with each of his grown kids, discovering that their lives are far from perfect.”

Kirk Jones (Waking Ned Devine) will be helming the remake, which is due in 2009.

De Niro also made headlines this week after the announcement was made that he left this long-time agency, Creative Artists Agency — possibly for Endeavor. (While Variety states this as a done deal, HR seems less sure, stating that  the agency “could not confirm that De Niro had become a client,” as of Wednesday night.) Though I would hope these two pieces of news might together signal a return to form for De Niro, the move does come amidst many other client shifts and is possibly part of a trend caused by a pervasive fear of a pending actors’ strike this summer.

Related post: Trailer Watch: Pacino and DeNiro in Righteous Kill

Posted on April 10, 2008 at 17:36 by JasonS@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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