Director Martin Scorcese has attached himself to direct The Irishman, a drama based on the real-life story of a Mafia hit man. Great. But what really makes this news is that Bobby DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel will also be along for the ride.
‘The Irishman’ is based on ‘I Heard You Paint Houses,’ a best-selling book by Charles Brandt about the life of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, who claimed that he killed legendary teamster Jimmy Hoffa in 1975. The film will mark the reunion of De Niro, Pesci and Scorsese for the first time since 1995’s ‘Casino.’ But it will also mark the first time that Pacino and Scorsese will work together, which is kind of amazing.
And yes, I know this news would be more exciting in say 1994, but DeNiro’s best work as an actor has always been with Scorcese and as a director Scorcese hasn’t really shown any signs of slowing down.