The newest red band trailer for Luc Besson's mafioso-turned-snitch flick "The Family" has little to zero F-bombs, which had plenty in last week's profanity-filled sizzle reel, but this new overly violent preview, labeled director's cut, displays the two lives of Robert DeNiro's ex-mafia character: his former life with the mob and his new life under FBI's witness protection program.
It appears that after becoming a stool pigeon with a price on his head, DeNiro's Giovanni Manzoni was a hard-working wiseguy, sticking up chubby Hasidic Jews and gunning down unsuspecting goons. A loyal soldier, that's until the heat got too hot. Now, Manzoni has got a new name (Fred Blake), a new hometown (Normandy, France), and a new goal in life (type out his tell-all memoir). However, he does have the same difficult family (played by Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron and John D'Leo), the same old bad habits (breaking kneecaps) and the same damned enemies looking to collect that 20-million dollar bounty.
A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of CIA Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert De Niro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D'Leo) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings in this darkly funny film by Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter).
The Family stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo