The Irishman teaser shows a hitman who changed history
The first teaser for Martin Scorsese’s return to the world of organized crime, The Irishman, is here, and it shows how one notorious hitman was able to change the course of history. You can check out the trailer in the player below!
Robert De Niro headlines The Irishman as mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, reputed to have carried out more than 25 murders. Al Pacino will portray infamously slain labor leader Jimmy Hoffa in what will mark the Academy Award winner’s first time working with Scorsese. It has also been reported that The Irishman may employ extensive (and expensive) digital de-aging techniques so the older actors can portray their characters through the decades. Joe Pesci, meanwhile, will portray Pennsylvania Mafia boss Russell Bufalino, who may have had a hand in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Ray Romano will play another member of the same crime family, Bill Bufalino. Bill Bufalino works as a Teamster lawyer.
Steve Zaillian (Schindler’s List, American Gangster) penned the script based on the novel I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. You can purchase the novel here. Netflix will finance and distribute The Irishman to theaters for an Oscar-qualifying run. De Niro, Fabrica’s Gaston Pavlovich, Jane Rosenthal, Scorcese, Randall Emmett, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff will produce.
The Irishman will arrive in theaters and on Netflix this fall.