First set photo of Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese's upcoming gangster film - The Irishman

























Oldfellas. If you read "I Heard You Paint Houses", you know this movie is right up Scorcese's alley. And Pesci is going to be an incredible Ray Bufalino. 

Earlier this week I wrote:

"Last month it was confirmed that Martin Scorsese's much-anticipated "The Irishman" would start shooting this year and that Netflix has officially greenlit the project for a tentative 2019 release. Well, it seems like it's already begun, just look at these glorious photos snapped up on the streets of NYC.

It'll be 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 taking part as well.

Scribe-extraordinaire 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."


Official Synopsis:

"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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