Pesci, De Niro, Pacino & Scorsese Together at Last
At long last it seems like we are going to see the Scorsese film we have all been waiting for with Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino (making his Scorsese debut) all set to appear in The Irishman.
The Irishman will centre on the story of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, played be De Niro, who died in 2003. Sheeran is widely credited as being the ‘method of disposal’ behind the infamous disappearance of Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa (played by Pacino). The film will be based on the book ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’ by Charles Brandt.
As if that isn’t enough to wet your beak, Harvey Keitel and Bobby Cannavale have both been added to the cast.
Although this is due to be a Netflix release there is no need to worry about them cutting corners on the budget with around $100m being talked about to see the movie made. There will also be a theatrical release as well in order to qualify for the Oscars.
We are certainly building our hopes up for something that will stand up against Goodfellas and Casino and with one of the most famous disappearances in history being the focus of this film we can’t help but get our hopes up.
Release information is thin on the ground with murmers about a late 2018 or even 2019 doing the rounds. As long as this cast stays in place I will be happy to wait.
With that being said I’m away to slip into my velour Fila tracksuit, eat some Heinz Spaghetti Hoops and whack off a guy…wait…what???