About My Father: Robert De Niro to play Sebastian Maniscalco's dad in upcoming comedy
Hollywood veteran Robert De Niro will feature in Lionsgate's upcoming comedy movie, About My Father.
The film is loosely based on the life of stand-up comic Sebastian Maniscalco, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Robert, 77, will essay the role of Sebastian's father Salvo in the movie.
The story follows Sebastian as he tells his old-school Italian immigrant father that he is going to propose to his all-American girlfriend, and Salvo (Robert) insists on crashing a weekend with her parents. A culture clash and hilarity ensues.
About My Father reunites Robert and Sebastian after they worked together on Martin Scorsese's mob drama, The Irishman.
Laura Terruso, best known for Netflix movie Work It, will direct the project from a script penned by Sebastian and Austen Earl.
Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, and Andrew Miano of studio Depth of Field will produce with Judi Marmel serving as an executive producer.
Robert most recently featured in family comedy The War With Grandpa. He is currently working on Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon, also starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
The veteran actor will also star in filmmaker James Gray's Armageddon Time and David O Russell's next feature film.