Last spring we heard that Martin Scorsese would reunite with legendary collaborator Robert de Niro on another big screen project. It’s been a while since the duo made cinematic magic together, but the wait has been worth it. According to Digital Spy, Scorsese has confirmed that they’ll both work on The Irishman, a crime drama that will mark their ninth joint feature.

The Irishman is based on the book, I Heard You Paint Houses and centers on a hitman named Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran. The book chronicles his various “assignments.” He supposedly killed Jimmy Hoffa and Joe Gallo and a slew of other missing and murdered people. Steve Zaillian, who worked with Scorsese on Cape Fear and Gangs of New York might adapt the screenplay.

Scorsese claims that The Irishman could begin filming next year, but that’s a tough call to make considering he hasn’t secured any financing. What studio would deny a long awaited De Niro-Scorsese collaboration? One that’s not in their right mind that’s who!

Scorsese is currently working on The Invention of Hugo Cabret, his first 3D adventure film so when that wraps we’re sure he’ll want to delve back into the world of crime and drama.

What do you think of De Niro and Scorsese reuniting for The Irishman? Are you familiar with the story?