HOLLYWOOD — (02-24-19) — The Irishman teaser has now been released by director Martin Scorsese and Netflix. The $200 Million dollar budget crime drama is the long awaited American biographical crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian.
The movie is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. Martin Scorsese brought out the heavy weights to star in The Irishman; Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeran, a labor union leader and alleged hitman for the Bufalino crime family, and Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa.
The Irishman also stars the legendary Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Romano.
Filming began on The Irishman began in New York City in September 2017, and lasted until March 2018. With a production budget as high as $200 million, it is the most expensive project of Scorsese’s career.
The film is expected to be released by Netflix in October 2019. Also, according to Robert De Niro, the film will have a theatrical release, but it will be a limited release.
“Frank Sheeran maintains ties with the Bufalino crime family and claims to have killed fellow Teamster Jimmy Hoffa.”
Cast: Robert De Niro | Anna Paquin | Al Pacino | Joe Pesci
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Director of Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto
Executive Producers: Richard Baratta | Niels Juul | Jai Stefan | Berry Welsh
Producers: Troy Allen | Gerald Chamales | Robert De Niro | Martin Scorsese
Production co: Fábrica de Cine | STX Entertainment | Sikelia Productions
Budget: $175–200 million
Release date: October 2019
Article by: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer
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