The Irishman VFX featurette shows how they de-aged the cast
Netflix has earned many awards nominations for Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic The Irishman, and now they have released a 13-minute featurette on the painstaking process Industrial Light and Magic went through to create the film’s groundbreaking de-aging effects. Check out The Irishman VFX featurette below, and if you haven’t already be sure to check out the film streaming on Netflix!
Robert De Niro headlines the flick 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. The Irishman also stars Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons, Bobby Cannavale, Jack Huston, and Ray Romano.
An epic saga of 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.
The Irishman, based on the book by Charles Brandt, will employ extensive (and expensive) digital de-aging techniques so the older actors can portray their characters through the decades. Joe Pesci 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.