Robert De Niro to star in About My Father opposite comedian Sebastian Maniscalco
About My Father is loosely based on Maniscalco’s life and his relationship with his father
Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Robert De Niro has signed on to star in Lionsgate's comedy, About My Father, opposite standup comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.
About My Father is loosely based on Maniscalco’s life and his relationship with his father. The film will be directed by Laura Terruso (Work It) from a screenplay written by Maniscalco and Austen Earl.
Deadline reports that, in the film, Maniscalco informs his old-school Italian immigrant father Salvo (De Niro) that he is about to propose to his all-American girlfriend. Salvo insists on crashing a weekend with her parents. "Though cultures clash and it seems that the two families have nothing in common, by the end of the weekend, they will be la famiglia," reads the rest of the film's description.
The project will be overseen by James Myers and Chelsea Kujawa on behalf of Lionsgate
About My Father reunites De Niro and Maniscalco after Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.
De Niro will also be seen in Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, David O Russell’s untitled New Regency film, and in James Gray’s Armageddon Time.
Director Terruso's credits include the indie films Good Girls Get High and Fits and Starts. She is also known for co-writing the Sally Field-starrer Hello, My Name Is Doris.