Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' greenlit by Netflix, starts shooting in the fall

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Indiewire has confirmed that Martin Scorsese's much anticipated "The Irishman" will start shooting this year and that Netflix has officially greenlit the project for a tentative 2019 release.

Scorsese's "The Irishman" hasn't even finalized a cast yet and it's already skyrocketed to the top of most cinephiles "most anticipated" films list. Why? Well, because it's a reunion of sorts for Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, one of the great actor/director partnerships in cinematic history, whom haven't made a film together since 1995's "Casino." If that isn't enough to wet your appetites, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel and Al Pacino are all rumored to take part as well.

Steve Zaillian (“Gangs Of New York,” “Schindler’s List,” “Moneyball,“ “The Night Of“), is helming the screenplay for this one, which is based on the book “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt. Zaillian is a hot commodity these days after writing and directing the best TV series of 2016, HBO's brilliant dissection of the justice system "The Night Of."

"The Irishman"  tells the story of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran — a hitman tied to the Bufalino crime family that was a high ranking officer in the international brotherhood of teamsters, was tied to a possible plot in the JFK assassination and who claimed, on his deathbed, to have murdered Teamster leader and iconic cold case Jimmy Hoffa.
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