De Niro. Pacino. Pesci. Scorsese. What more can a movie lover ask for? Netflix is looking to make its biggest splash in the cinematic world to date with The Irishman, the highly anticipated mob movie from legendary director Martin Scorsese with a powerhouse cast of screen icons headlined by Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, who is appearing in a movie for the first time in nearly a decade. Netflix has just released the first teaser for The Irishman, which will make its world premiere in September at the New York Film Festival and this first teaser is going to ramp up the hype for Scorsese’s latest mob epic.
The Irishman is based upon the book I Hear You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt with Gangs of New York screenwriter Steven Zaillian handling scripting duties. It’s the story of Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a hitman for the mob, and his connections to the infamous Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino). Joining the dynamic duo of De Niro and Pacino are Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons, Bobby Cannavale, and many more.
The decades-spanning epic still has an air of mystery surrounding it, with this first teaser just giving us a taste of Scorsese’s latest but not giving much away as to how the master director will approach the material. Much has been made of the film’s use of digital de-aging technology and this teaser gives us nothing more than a little tease of De Niro’s de-aged visage.
Netflix will release The Irishman in select theaters and on its streaming service this fall, though the streaming giant has yet to provide details of its release schedule for the highly anticipated film. Whenever Netflix unleashes The Irishman on an unsuspecting public, the world will get the latest film from the great Martin Scorsese which means that 2019 won’t be such a bad year after all.
The official synopsis for The Irishman:
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.