When this summer comes along Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci will start looking a whole lot younger, courtesy of their characters in The Irishman, the next film from the legendary Martin Scorsese.
The trio will help tell the story of professional hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran. And, as the story spans decades, each of them will be playing their characters at the ages of 30, 50 and 70. Hence the de-aging.
The film marks Scorsese’s ninth collaboration with DeNiro, although they haven’t worked together since Casino in 1995. For Pacino, this is his first time with the director, although they’ve been trying to make a movie together since the ’70s. The cast also features Harvey Keitel and Bobby Cannavale, and cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, who worked on The Wolf Of Wall Street and Silence, will be behind the camera.
Steve Zaillan has written the screenplay, based on Charlie Brandt’s book “I Heard You Paint Houses”. Hitman Sheeran, who will be played by De Niro, killed 25 people and claimed to have murdered Jimmy Hoffa. “I heard you paint houses” were the first words that Hoffa said to Sheeran.
Filming is set to start in August and Netflix is taking care of its release, with 2019 already pencilled in.
Source: Slash Film