Two legends are teaming up again in the form of revered director Martin Scorsese and acting auteur Robert DeNiro, and they’ve been hard at work on their new mobster film The Irishman which is shaping up to be a real game changer.
A series of new images have made their way online, and they highlight DeNiro as former Teamsters member and brutal mob hitman Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, who made a very good living as a mob killer and whom on his death bed admitted to the killing of Jimmy Hoffa in plenty of gory detail.
Scorsese has long wanted to bring Sheeran’s story to the big screen and now in an unprecedented move with Netflix, the director has assembled a cast that includes DeNiro alongside Al Pacino as norotious Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, Joe Pesci as mob boss Russell Bufalino and Harvey Keitel as mob boss Angelo Bruno.
It’s an all-star cast for an all-star film that has been budgeted at $200 million dollars and which is employing cutting edge technology in order to de-age DeNiro as Sheeran as audiences follow him for a WWII G.I. who finds he has a talent at killing, through his mob years all the way up to the killing of Hoffa.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Frank Sheeran is a World War 2 veteran and a former hitman for the mob. His time spent during the war in Italy made him a talented killer. To make ends meet, Frank utilizes his skills to become a hitman for the mob. Now in his old age, Frank reflects back on the moments and hits that defined his mob career. Especially his role in the disappearance of his old friend Jimmy Hoffa, a former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters that went missing in 1975, never to be seen again.
The Irishman will premiere to audiences at this year’s New York Film Festival on September 27 and will arrive on Netflix following it later this year.