De Niro's Italian Romance Opens in Theaters

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 03:28

Robert De Niro’s first Italian film in 30 years is set to be released in theaters today. The American actor, who speaks fluent Italian, will appear on the big screen in Manuale d’Amore 3.

The first two Manuale d’amore films proved successful, making 14 million and 19 million Euro in Italian theaters. Writer and director Giovanni Veronesi hopes that De Niro’s role in the third episode of the romantic series will create a box office hit.

The film focuses on three love stories taking place at the same time. De Niro stars in one of the vignettes, playing a divorced professor living in Rome. His love interest? None other than the stunning Monica Bellucci.

So far, there are only plans to release the film in Italy, but you can check out the trailer below to catch Robert De Niro wooing Bellucci in Italian: