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Robert DeNiro will share the screen with Robert De Niro himself in Wise Guys, a new film about the Italian-American mafia. The consecrated actor will have a double role: he will be the protagonist and his enemy in the film that will be recorded by the Warner Bros studio, reported the specialized site The Hollywood Reporter.

The filmmaker Barry Levinson, director of titles such as rain man (1988) and the children of the street (1996), will be in charge of directing this story that he hopes to see in theaters and that tells of the confrontation between the mafia bosses Vito Genovese and Frank Costello.

De Niro will double down to play two mafia bosses at odds.  Clarin Archive Photos

De Niro will double down to play two mafia bosses at odds. Clarin Archive Photos

De Niro will play two of the leaders of the families that managed organized crime in New York in the mid-20th century. In 1957, Genovese attempted to assassinate Costello, incapacitating him and forcing him to retire from the mob.

the favorite genre

Wise Guys It will mark De Niro’s return to the genre that made him a Hollywood star and thanks to which he is considered one of the best actors in history. Many of his most celebrated roles were in gangster movies such as Good boys (1990), casino (1995) and The Godfather II (1974), with which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a young Vito Corleone.

The film will reunite De Niro with Levinson, who already directed him in the children of the street (nineteen ninety six), lies that kill (1997), bad boys (2008) and in the TV movie The Wizard of Lies (2017).

In "Good Boys", another gangster, next to Joe Pesci and the recently deceased Ray Liotta.

In “Good Boys”, another gangster, next to Joe Pesci and the recently deceased Ray Liotta.

Nicholas Pileggi, co-writer of Good boys (1990), also starring De Niro, is writing the screenplay for Wise Guys. that epic of Martin Scorsese was based on Pileggi’s own book, Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family (1985), but it has nothing to do with Levinson’s future film.

Irwin Winkler, the producer of Rocky, Good boys Y The wolf of Wall Streetamong others, will act as a producer of Wise Guys.

A very active veteran

Luis Brandoni and Robert De Niro dressed as their characters, shooting "Nada" in Diagonal Norte.  Photo RS Photos

Luis Brandoni and Robert De Niro dressed as their characters, shooting “Nada” in Diagonal Norte. Photo RS Photos

The 78-year-old veteran actor is more active than ever. At the beginning of May he was in Buenos Aires filming Anythe dramatic comedy from Star+ directed by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, and starring Luis Brandoni.

In the series, De Niro plays Vincent, an internationally renowned writer who is an old friend of Manuel (Brandoni), a sophisticated food critic. His voice is expected to be heard over the first 4 episodes and he only appears as a guest star in episode 5.

Robert De Niro, with the effect of "rejuvenation" in "The Irishman".

Robert De Niro, with the effect of “rejuvenation” in “The Irishman”.

Before that, De Niro worked at The Irishman, Martin Scorsese’s last film, which used extensive digital technology to age him and co-stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. In that extensive film that could be seen on Netflix and obtained several Oscar nominations, De Niro once again played a criminal leader in the New York of the 1950s.

In the future, he will meet again with the director of Taxi driver for Killer of the Flower Moona “western” set in the state of Oklahoma in the 1920s, which will be part of the Apple TV + catalog and will be released in 2023.

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