"rumor has it the film is going for a vibe similar to Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy.” Scorsese is listed as an executive producer."
Oh ####. Guess that explains De Niro's involvement but Jesus, his career's really taken a dive lately. I mean, there was "Silver Linings Playbook" but he was pretty much wasted in that role and it was 6 years ago and that's been about it in the last couple decades or so, unless you count silly comedies like "Meet The Fockers" and "Analyze That". No wonder Jack Nicholson retired (he *did* retire, right?).