Your First Look at Robert De Niro’s Latest Comedy


| LAST UPDATE 02/23/2023

By Riley Hammond
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Are you ready for some laughs? Well, Sebastian Maniscalco is bringing them to the big screen with his upcoming comedy About My Father. And guess who's playing his dad? The one and only Robert De Niro! That's right, folks. De Niro will be portraying Salvatore Maniscalco, Sebastian's immigrant hairdresser father. Here's a look.

Recently, PEOPLE magazine released an exclusive trailer for About My Father in which Sebastian shared his excitement about working alongside De Niro. He also revealed how thrilled his father was when he found out that De Niro wanted to spend time with him. However, Salvatore's main concern was how he would inform his salon clients that he couldn't attend to their dye jobs while away on set. Sebastian not only co-wrote the film but also stars in it alongside a star-studded cast, including Leslie Bibb, Kim Cattrall, Anders Holm, Brett Dier, David Rasche, and of course, De Niro himself. According to Sebastian, De Niro did an excellent job embodying the character of Salvatore Maniscalco. "He definitely embodied the character," gushed Sebastian.

Sebastian Maniscalco comedy trailer
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The movie is directed by Laura Terruso and centers around Sebastian introducing his traditional Italian father to his fiancée's unconventional wealthy family during a weekend-long trip. As expected, with cultural differences clashing together into one space, there are bound to be some hilarious moments. But what sets this movie apart from other predictable family comedies is its inspiration drawn from Sebastian's own real-life experiences meeting his wife's family. While most parts are heightened for comedic effect, the truth lies within the heartwarming relationship between father and son. Through making this film with De Niro playing his dad, Sebastian created memories and bonding time. He even got to share surreal experiences with De Niro that he used to have with his own dad, like watching Casino and The Godfather together.

So if you're looking for a heartwarming yet hilarious tale about family love and culture clashes featuring two icons: Robert De Niro and Salvatore Maniscalco (aka Sebastian's dad), mark your calendars for May 26th! This film promises to be a hit that will leave you laughing long after it ends.

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