Scorsese - DeNiro - Pesci - Pacino
The Irishman (Netflix) is an upcoming American biographical crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian, based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.
The film stars Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeran, a labor union leader and alleged hitman for the Bufalino crime family, and Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa. Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, and Ray Romano also star.
It is the ninth feature collaboration between De Niro and Scorsese and their first since 1995's Casino, the fourth film to star both De Niro and Pacino (following The Godfather Part II, Heat and Righteous Kill) and the first time Pacino has been directed by Scorsese. Read More
The new Irishman film is stirring up the Hoffa disappearance controversy once more. The Mob Museum has a great post about this on their blog about it.
Late in life, Mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, left, claimed to have killed labor leader Jimmy Hoffa in 1975. His version of the story is the basis for the book I Heard You Paint Houses, on which The Irishman is based. Hoffa photo courtesy of Las Vegas News Bureau. Full Story