DeNiro and Pacino in Scorsese's 'Irishman'
Saturday 25 December 2010
In a return to the gangster genre, Martin Scorsese is set to shoot
The Irishman, which also marks the director reuniting with Robert DeNiro as well as Joe Pesci who all last worked together on
Casino in 1995.
The crime thriller will also star Al Pacino. The story follows a Mafia hitman, Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, to be played by DeNiro. It is based on Charle's Brandt's book 'I Heard You Paint Houses', an account of the Mafia's dealings with union boss Jimmy Hoffa.
DeNiro also told MTV last week of a possible film about the long-term relationship between De Niro and Scorsese. Originally planned to shoot around the making of The Irishman, it has been postponed.
Scorsese is currently completing the fanciful Hugo Cabret in 3D, starring Jude Law, Chloe Moretz and Sacha Baron Cohen, due next December. Besides documentaries, the director's recent gang-related project was this year's HBO series Boardwalk Empire starring Steve Buscemi.
DeNiro will next appear in a couple action thrillers, Limitless with Bradley Cooper ( The Hangover) releasing in April. And The Killer Elite with Clive Owen and Jason Stratham, plus the Italian romantic-comedy Manuale d'amore 3.
Pacino is currently appearing on Broadway in The Merchant of Venice, which has just been extended. He stars in The Son of No One with Channing Tatum ( Dear John), Katie Holmes and Juliette Binoche and an Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill due in 2011.
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