The Irishman (2019)

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Pacino, Pesci, De Niro and Scorsese to Make the Ultimate Gangster Movie?
It could be the greatest gangster movie ever made, or it could be proof that all these old iconic stars are a bit over the hill. Either way, if things fall into place the way we hope they will, this could be a very interesting film to watch out for. Deadline reports that Joe Pesci and Al Pacino are now circling a film that's been in development for awhile now, with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese already attached.

It's called The Irishman, and it's based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses, which itself is based on the life of mob hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, who, among other things, claimed that he killed Jimmy Hoffa. The title of the book refers back to the first words Hoffa ever spoke to Sheeran (and in case you didn't know, to "paint houses" in mob-speak means to kill a person – so, yeah, painting houses is a bad thing).

From the Amazon description of the book: "For the first time the Irishman tells all — a lifetime of payoffs (including hand-delivering bags of cash to Nixon's attorney general John Mitchell) and manipulation (supporting Joe Biden's election to the Senate with a Teamster action) — for the book that would become his deathbed confession. He died on December 14, 2003.

Sheeran also provides shocking new information on notorious mob hits: Joseph "Crazy Joey" Gallo — blown away as he celebrated his forty-third birthday in New York's Little Italy; Salvatore "Sally Bugs" Briguglio — long suspected of being a player in the plot to kill Hoffa. And offers new insights to the crusading of Robert Kennedy and the death of John F. Kennedy.

This historic account is based on interviews of Frank Sheeran by Charles Brandt, who researched, cross-checked, and illuminated what Sheeran told him and turned it all into a gripping narrative that is sure to become an instant true crime classic."

De Niro is already attached to play The Irishman, though if the film is to track his entire life then they'll probably need to get a younger actor to play the younger versions of Sheeran, a la Goodfellas. Needless to say, a film directed by Martin Scorsese starring Pacino, De Niro and Pesci is one I'm certainly buying a ticket for regardless. No word on whether Scorsese will definitely make this his next project after finishing up his 3D Hugo Cabaret movie, but we're hopeful.
Been waiting a long time for Pacino and Scorsese to work together, so it would be a dream come true. :thumbup:

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this seems too good to be true

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well, it seems that this time scorsese won't work with dicaprio again...

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Would have been a lot cooler if this movie came when Pacino and DeNiro still could act...

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Robin wrote:Would have been a lot cooler if this movie came when Pacino and DeNiro still could act...
They still can.

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Jackson wrote:
Robin wrote:Would have been a lot cooler if this movie came when Pacino and DeNiro still could act...
They still can.
Have you seen them in their latest movies?They cant act for shit :sick:

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Mr. Caine wrote:
Jackson wrote:
They still can.
Have you seen them in their latest movies?They cant act for shit :sick:
That's because they weren't offered serious roles recently. But when they're working with someone like Scorsese. I'm sure they can deliver. Just look at Jack Nickolson in The Departed.
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Just look at Jack Nickelson in The Departed
Jack Nickolson is the best :thumbup:

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Lost all faith in Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.. and Jack Nicholson is the worst part of The Departed - so over the top its not even funny.

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Agreed about Nicholson in the Departed. His performance looked especially stupid next to DiCaprio and Damon who were far superior. And I say that as someone who really loved the Departed.

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