Michelle Pfeiffer gives some insight into what it’s like to play the wife of an ex-mafia boss in this new featurette from her new movie, “The Family.” The film, also starring Robert De Niro, tells the story of a couple–Fred and Maggie Blake–that relocates their family to France under the Witness Protection Program after Fred snitches on the mob.

Even though Maggie’s husband is no longer part of the mob, Maggie herself will do whatever it takes to protect her family, even if it means resorting back to old habits and taking care of things the “family” way.

Check out the featurette featuring Pfeiffer below the post, and then write what you think about the film in the comments section below!

“The Family” is directed by Luc Besson and also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron and John D’Leo.
Martin Scorsese and Tucker Tooley are executive producers on the film, with Ron Burkle and Jasno Colbeck as co-executive producers. Other producers include Virginie Besson-Silla and Ryan Kavanaugh. The film was written by Luc Besson and Michael Caleo, based on the novel Malavita by Tonino Benacquista. Here’s more on “The Family”:

“In the dark action comedy The Family, 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 Agent Stansfield’s (Tommy Lee Jones) best efforts to keep them in line, Fred Blake (Robert De Niro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children, Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D’Leo), can’t help resorting to old habits by handling their problems the “family” way. Chaos ensues as their former Mafia cronies try to track them down and scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings, in this subversively funny film by Luc Besson.”

You can learn more about “The Family” at the film’s Facebook and Twitter pages (Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram: #ProtectTheFamily). “The Family” will be in theaters Sept. 13.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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