"The Irishman" producer on Scorsese using CGI to make De Niro look younger: "We’re still experimenting but saw a test and it looked extraordinary."

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On De Niro being given the CGI treatment

And you’re using CGI to reduce De Niro’s age for The Irishman?

"It’s a story that spans a lot of time, so some segments without prosthetics we’ll be able to get him to look like his Godfather, Part II part. Well, that age, anyway."

And you’ve tested it with him?

"Yeah. It won’t be a huge aspect of the movie, but sections. The technology can go from 20, 40, 60. Yeah. We’re still experimenting but saw a test and it looked extraordinary."


On Joe Pesci coming out of retirement


Are you still talking to Joe Pesci about coming aboard The Irishman?

"I know Bob is. Robert De Niro, that is. It’s in his hands now and I know he’s making an effort. There will be a time when we have to start that so I know he’s having those conversations with Joe and still trying to get him on board."

Courtesy of Collider

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