Martin Scorsese and Netflix’s upcoming crime drama THE IRISHMAN is the story as told by hitman Frank Sheeran. The film has an amazing star cast, including the Scorsese favorites Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
Well, Al Pacino will be working with Scorsese for the very first time, while De Niro and Pacino are working together for the fourth time. So, what else possibly could we need?
Based on “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt, THE IRISHMAN will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 27, 2019, followed by a limited theatrical release and thereafter on Netflix.
Watch the trailer here for “The Irishman”
The trailer looks amazing with the signature style of Scorsese, and it reminds us of the 1990’s crime drama “Goodfellas”. Also, the use of digital effects (VFX) to de-age the actors to a postwar period and then at multiple timelines, makes the shots even more authentic, as if they were shot years back.
De Niro plays Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a World War II veteran, and labor union leader who later got in touch with members of organized crime and became a hitman. As per several reports, he had links to the Bufalino crime family and was later involved in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa (in the film played by Al Pacino), another mob-connected labor union activist.
Hoffa was involved in several cases of organized crime and Frank worked for Hoffa in eliminating several people in their business. Author Charles Brandt in his book claims that Frank confessed to assassinating Hoffa.
Here is the official synopsis of 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.Netflix
THE IRISHMAN is indeed going to be an epic saga of underworld crime in post-war America that has much bearing in history. If we look at the life of Frank Sheeran, we can see that he is a very complex character. From the life of American soldiers to war crimes and then to organized crime, here we read about someone who had a knack for killing.
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Genres: Films Based on Books, Crime Films, Gangster Films, Crime Dramas
Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel
Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto