Robert De Niro to star opposite himself in Wise Guys

The Goodfellas star is returning to the gangster drama genre that made him a star with Wise Guys to be directed by his frequent collaborator Barry Levinson. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wise Guys tells the story of Italian-American crime bosses Vito Genovese and Frank Costello, who ran their respective families in the middle of the 20th century. De Niro is expected to portray both characters. The Warner Bros. mob drama was written by Nicholas Pileggi, who previously co-wrote De Niro's films Goodfellas and Casino with Martin Scorsese.