Robert De Niro and Sebastian Maniscalco share some quality time as father and son in the trailer for About My Father. The upcoming comedy, which is co-written by Maniscalco – a talented Italian American stand-up comedian – is loosely inspired by his own experiences and his bond with his father, portrayed by De Niro. The film will hit theaters on May 26, 2023.
About My Father was initially announced in 2018, and after few years in the making, this highly anticipated comedic film featuring a star-studded cast is finally approaching its release date.
Lionsgate has finally unveiled the official trailer for About My Father. Check it out here –
With a runtime of more than two and a half minutes, the trailer provides a glimpse into the plot of the film. In the movie, Maniscalco, who plays himself, is convinced by his fiancée to take his traditional immigrant father, Salvo on an extravagant weekend trip with her wealthy and peculiar family. This leads to a clash of cultures and some unforeseen family connections.
About My Father features an impressive cast led by Sebastian Maniscalco and Robert De Niro as father and son, respectively. Joining them are Kim Cattrall, Brett Dier, Anders Holm, and David Rasche, portraying Sebastian’s future in-laws.
The movie is directed by Laura Terruso, who is known for directing Netflix’s Work It, Good Girls Get High, and Fits and Starts. Austen Earl co-wrote the script in collaboration with Maniscalco.
Despite being an eight-time Oscar nominee for his roles in acclaimed movies such as The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Irishman, De Niro has had a mixed history with comedies.
Meet the Parents, which had a similar premise as About My Father, was a huge box office hit and garnered critical acclaim that led to several sequels. However, De Niro has also appeared in some comedies in recent years, such as The War with Grandpa and Dirty Grandpa, that did not receive the same level of positive reception.
Whether About My Father will be successful or unsuccessful, it will only be determined when the movie hits theaters on May 26.
About About My Father
About My Father is an American comedy film directed by Laura Terruso from a screenplay by Sebastian Maniscalco and Austen Earl.
Sebastian informs his traditional Italian immigrant father, Salvo, about his plan to propose to his American girlfriend, and Salvo insists on joining them for a weekend with her parents. Despite the clash between their two cultures and their initial perception of having nothing in common, they eventually become a single, unified family by the end of the summer holiday weekend.
The film stars Sebastian Maniscalco, Robert De Niro, Leslie Bibb, Anders Helm, David Rasche, Kim Cattrall, and Brett Dier. It released on Lionsgate on May 26, 2023.