Netflix shared a first look trailer for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Romano. Set to debut on Netflix later this year, the movie is also scheduled to release at the specialty box office, and will open the New York Film Festival. The film also features Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jack Huston, Kathrine Narducci, Jesse Plemons, Domenick Lombardozzi, Paul Herman, Gary Basaraba, and Marin Ireland.
Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler, Gerald Chamales, Gaston Pavlovich, and Randall Emmett produced the film, with Thelma Schoonmaker editing.
The story focuses on organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
Steven Zaillan wrote the screenplay, with Rodrigo Prieto serving as director of photography. Fans of the genre can watch the official trailer below, thanks to an early morning upload from Netflix.
Netflix stopped short of announcing a premiere date at this time, only telling subscribers to expect the movie “this fall.” More details on the film’s release might be revealed after opening night at the New York Film Festival, which runs from September 27th through October 13th. The movie itself is based on the novel “I Heard You Paint Houses” from Charles Brandt. The story follows labor union leader and hitman Frank Sheeran (De Niro) and Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino).
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