Harvey Keitel and Robert DeNiro are set to re-team in a new movie? Yes! It’s Meet the Little Fockers? Ah crap. That’s right folks Harvey Keitel, Ewan McGregor’s forbearer in the whole nudity for no reason category, has joined the cast for the third instalment of the Meet the… series.
Keitel and Deniro have an excellent screen history together, having starred in the Martin Scorsese classics Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. They also appeared together in James Mangold’s Cop Land, but I choose to forget that. Keital will play a contractor who works for Ben Stiller’s character Greg Focker. No doubt he will some how manage to piss DeNiro’s Jack Byrnes off in some way that will reflect badly on Greg.
There’s no word on plot yet , but kids are sure to be involved. Jessica Alba and Laura Dern have also signed on to appear with regulars Teri Polo, Blythe Danner and Owen Wilson. There’s also no word on the possible return of Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand as Greg’s parents.
Paul Weitz, fresh from a box-office pasting with Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, is on hand to direct the movie based, on John Hamburg’s script. The star power alone will guarantee bums in seats. Here’s just hoping that it can live up to the billing.