Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer star as "a married couple with Mafia ties who relocate to France under the witness protection program. While they do their best to fit in, old habits die hard and they soon find themselves handling things the "family" way." Jones is making a deal to play De Niro's "stern handler in the FBI-sponsored program, who checks in on the family and tries to help them assimilate to their new life overseas."
The film is based on Tonino Benacquista's book "Badfellas," with the screenplay adapted by Besson. Production begins in August with a release scheduled in 2013.