Earlier this week it was confirmed that Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro would join forces again for their ninth feature film entitled, The Irishman. De Niro has been talking about the film since early this spring and now it looks like everything’s really coming together. In an interview with MTV, he revealed that not only was he on board, but so was Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
De Niro originally said that he wanted The Irishman to be a two-part drama, but unfortunately it only looks like they’ll be able to pull off one. They do have some financing and according to the actor, “[W]e do have the one that we’re definitely doing. Me, Joe Pesci, Pacino and Marty Scorsese directing.”
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.
De Niro has worked with both Pacino and Pesci in multiple films in the past, but we’ve never seen all three in the same project. This is going to be epic.
What do you think of the cast for The Irishman?