If Jon Stewart is looking for something to do after he leaves his Comedy Central show, maybe he can learn how to be a gangster. To be a gangster, after all, is to own the world.
Stewart will get his hands dirty with “Goodfellas,” interviewing filmmakers and cast on stage to mark the film's 25th anniversary on the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, the fest said Wednesday.
Though organizers didn’t identify the personalities who will be part of the conversation, it’s likely that director Martin Scorsese, star Robert De Niro (also a Tribeca co-founder) and others from a group that includes Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco will join Stewart on stage for the reunion.
The movie will also be shown, in a new remastered format — “from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, supervised by Scorsese,” per a Scorsese-ish comment in the festival's news release.
If you feel like your younger years are coming back seeking revenge, you’re not crazy (or losing your mind to middle age). Cinematic anniversaries are in the air; “The Breakfast Club” is about to get a 30th anniversary re-release, and other festivals have been indulging in the nostalgia with reunions of "The Princess Bride." If you've set your DVR for the Diane Sawyer-hosted "Sound of Music" reunion Wednesday night, you know what we're talking about.
“Goodfellas” is joining the trend in other ways too. In May, Warner Bros. will release a "Goodfellas" anniversary edition, available on Blu-ray and Digital HD, and include on it a “documentary” about the making of the film that features interviews with the cast. It's all kind of funny. You know, not like a clown funny. Just, you know, funny.