Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Trailer Reunites De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci
Fun fact; Al Pacino had never worked with Martin Scorsese. Well, until now.
Netflix and Scorsese’s The Irishman has been a highly anticipated film for 2019, another one that I put towards the top of my Most Anticipated Films of the Year list. Based on Charles Brandt’s novel I Heard You Paint Houses, the new mobster flick reunites Pacino with a pair of Goodfellas, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
De Niro stars as Frank Sheeran, a World War II veteran who became a mob hitman and played a role in Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance. Pacino takes on the role of mob-connected union boss Hoffa. While Pesci leads a supporting cast includes Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, and Anna Paquin.
As has been popular in recent Marvel and Fox Marvel films, much of the movie’s buzz is around the visual effects Scorsese used to de-age his actors. The Irishman spans decades as it tells Sheeran’s life story in the mob, therefore showcasing De Niro’s character at multiple different points in his life.
The Irishman is set to world premiere as the opening night selection at the 2019 New York Film Festival. Like last year’s Roma, The Irishman is the front-runner for Netflix to be present in the Best Picture category this award season. Although, like last year as well, Netflix has some backup horses in the race, including Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story.
Netflix will release The Irishman in select theaters and on its streaming platform this fall. Let us know what you think about the trailer and the upcoming film in the comments below.