Get your first glimpse of a “de-aged” De Niro in this trailer for Martin Scorsese’s new gangster film – The Irishman.
The Irishman represents Scorsese’s first film with De Niro for almost quarter of a century – since 1995’s Casino – as well as being their ninth film together: previous collaborations have resulted in such masterworks as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy and GoodFellas. Scorsese has also brought back other members of the old crew, with roles for Joe Pesci, who acted memorably in supporting roles alongside De Niro in Raging Bull and GoodFellas, and Harvey Keitel, who partnered with De Niro and Scorsese in Mean Streets and Taxi Driver.
Based on Charles Brandt’s true-crime book I Heard You Paint Houses, The Irishman tells the story of Irish-American union organiser Frank Sheeran, who Brandt claimed was the murderer of union boss Jimmy Hoffa, the notoriously corrupt president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters who vanished in 1975 and was declared legally dead in 1982. De Niro plays Sheeran, and Hoffa is played by Al Pacino: remarkably, the first time the latter has appeared in a Scorsese film, though he did act opposite De Niro in 1995’s Heat, and more recently in 2008’s Righteous Kill.
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