The actor and co-founder of the annual New York event has announced a newly-restored version of the black comedy will be screened during the festival finale on 27 April (13).
A statement issued by De Niro reads: "I was a big fan of the script and was very excited to do it with Marty and happy that we finally made it. The fact that it's been restored (hard to believe so many years have passed) is even all the better, and I can't wait to see it on our closing night."
Late singer/comedian DEAN MARTIN struggled to contain feelings of jealousy and self-doubt during his tiMe as a comedy duo with Jerry Lewis. The King of Comedy funnyman Lewis, 80, has opened up about his rocky relationship with his late friend and partner Martin in his new book DEAN + ME: A LOVE STORY. Lewis describes how Martin's confidence continued to drop when Lewis was repeatedly cast in the funnier roles in their Hollywood movies together. Lewis says, "It was a horrific time. The final 10 months were full of pain, anger and uncertainty. "When Dean was happy, our work was better. "Dean had the innate gift of 'in the bones' funny, yet he never understood the depth of his own skill. He was insecure about it; at the same time he was never one to betray those insecurities. "So he was stuck in a hard place - one that became progressively worse as the press wrote about comic brilliance of 'the funny one'. "Did I feel that Dean was overshadowed? Sure I did. But did I also feel excited about what was happening? You bet your a*s I did. Did I suck all the air out of the room? Sometimes. I never claimed to be a shrinking violet."