Director Martin Scorsese has been laboring over his latest, soon-to-be masterpiece since 2008. According to this piece from Huffington Post. The film depicts the life of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a World War II veteran-turned hitman, and notorious union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino). It's based on Charles Brandt’s nonfiction book “I Heard You Paint Houses”. Sheeran became a mobster and was involved in union leader Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance. Hoffa mysteriously vanished in July 1975 at the age of 62.
It also marks the return of Joe Pesci, re-teams with his former screen mates as Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino. Since the film unfolds over a period of time, Scorsese used digital de-aging visual effects with the help of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic to capture De Niro and Pacino up to 30 years younger.
Netflix, which secured the distribution rights paid dearly for “The Irishman”. It's set for a premiere on the opening night of the New York Film Festival in September before landing in theaters and on the streaming service sometime in late 2019.
via Huffington Post
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