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At 70, De Niro Still Has a Full Dance Card

The award-winning actor is busier than ever

Robert De Niro has never been busier, and that seems to be the way he likes it. The star of the now-in-theaters Last Vegas will next be seen in David O. Russell’s American Hustle (out Dec. 13), the Sylvester Stallone-costarring boxing film Grudge Match (out Dec. 25), and the action thriller Motel (release date TBD), and he’s also taking over the lead role from the late James Gandolfini in the HBO miniseries Criminal Justice. In addition, De Niro tells EW there are a couple of pet projects he hopes to get off the ground soon. The first is a sequel to 2006’s De Niro-directed CIA film The Good Shepherd, which the two-time Oscar winner says may end up being “an extended thing for HBO.” And the second? “I’m involved in the making of a musical of A Bronx Tale with Chazz Palminteri,” says De Niro, who directed and starred in the original Palminteri-penned film. “It’s coming along.” Asked if we might get to see him sing on stage, De Niro is resolute: “No, no, no.”