De Niro is by far one of my most favorite actors of all time – hands down. I don’t think there’s a single movie he’s been in that I haven’t watched and in most cases that I haven’t loved. The Godfather (Part II), Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Once Upon A Time In America, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, A Bronx Tale, Casino, Heat to name a few classics – and most recently, Heist, Dirty Grandpa, Hands of Stone, and The Irishman. He’s shown so much talent and versatility throughout his acting career that there’s no doubt he is truly a Hollywood legend.
At this time in his life, the two-time Oscar winner could easily call it a career. But that’s just not the case with De Niro – at least not for the next few years. The 77-year-old has committed to several roles for upcoming movies that include comedies, dramas, and crime thrillers. The most exciting of which – another collaboration with my favorite director – Martin Scorsese. Here’s a look at some of the confirmed upcoming projects you can expect to see De Niro in soon!
The War with Grandpa | Available on Prime Video
A recently-widowed grandfather moves in with his daughter’s family that results in his grandson losing his most coveted possession – his bedroom. Not willing to easily give it up, the sixth-grader plots a series of pranks in hopes of driving his grandpa out of their home. But Grandpa Ed has other plans and won’t go down without a fight.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Christopher Walken
The Comeback Trail | Coming 2021
Starring: Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman
Two movie producers who owe money to the mob setup their aging movie star for an insurance scam in an attempt to save themselves. However, the two wind up getting more than they’d originally anticipated.
Wash Me In The River | Post-production
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jack Huston, John Malkovich
A recovering opioid addict looks for revenge on the dealers responsible for the selling the drugs that would eventually lead to the death of his fiancé.
Killers of the Flower Moon | Pre-prodction
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons, Robert De Niro
Members of the Osage tribe in the US are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, triggering a major FBI-led investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover. This Martin Scorsese-directed film based on the 2017 same-titled novel is set to release in theatres and to Apple TV+ streaming service after production.
Armageddon Time | Pre-production
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro
This James Gray-directed drama tells a coming-of-age story about his personal experiences of growing up in Queens, New York in the 1980s and what it was like attending the Kew-Forest School.
After Exile | Pre-production
This crime drama tells the story about the life of a man who tries to come to terms with what he’s done after serving an eight-year prison sentence for involuntary murder. The film was originally set to film in Philadelphia with De Niro starring alongside Shia LaBeouf. However, LaBeouf has not been confirmed as a cast-member after recent allegations by former girlfriend, FKA Twigs.
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Robert De Niro, Miles Teller
In addition to the works above, De Niro is expected to co-star in an untitled project by David O. Russell that will star Anya Taylor-Joy, Margot Robbie, and Christian Bale. Plot details are being kept under wraps so we’ll have to wait and see what the American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook director has in store for us. Another untitled, plot-protected project in the works for De Niro is being directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz (Hands of Stone) that is set to feature De Niro and Edgar Ramírez.