Michael Pitt, sitcom star Ray Romano, Andy Garcia, Broadway sensation Nina Arianda….wait, what? Yeah, the cast for “Rob The Mob” is a bit all over the place, and even the title is a bit too cutesy but you have to admit, the trailer for this looks far more interesting, particularly as it keeps going, more than you would have previously thought possible.
Set in 1992, but weirdly boasting costume and set designs that seem more 1970s, the is a based on a true story tale of a young Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it before being targeted by both the mob and the FBI. Admittedly, director Raymond De Felitta (“City Island“) isn’t putting too high a bar on the proceedings, aiming for a loose, breezy vibe, so it works on that pretty modest level we suppose. And while Garcia has played that character about zillion times by now, it is interesting to see Romano go straight up dramatic.
Anyway, this opens on February 21st in case you’re interested.