Fandango has given us as official a release date as we’re likely going to get for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” It looks as though the oft-rumored Thanksgiving weekend date is indeed happening. November 27th it is, for now.
Speculation is also leaning towards Scorsese’s movie completely skipping upcoming fall festivals due to the complicated de-aging VFX process that the movie utilizes. Regardless, it’s not as if Scorsese needs to go to TIFF or Venice to prove anything, he’s already proven his worth in a career spanning close to five decades and almost a dozen film classics.
"The Irishman" stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci and is based on Charles Brandt's novel "I Hear You Paint Houses” The film will tell the story of Frank Sheeran, a man who claimed to have killed fellow Teamster Jimmy Hoffa.
Of note; Scorsese and De Niro have not teamed-up for a movie since 1995’s “Casino.” This automatically makes “The Irishman” the most anticipated movie of 2019 for cinephiles. No other movie comes close to the sheer anticipatory volume this mob saga has garnered these last few months.