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The Irishman: Martin Scorsese's Netflix gangster film release date revealed

The costly drama unites De Niro, Pacino and Pesci

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 05 February 2019 13:54 GMT
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Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman finally has a release date.

The director’s gangster film, which unites Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, was expected to arrive on Netflix at some stage this year, but thanks to one of its actors, fans now have a clearer idea when to expect it.

Speaking on the Joe Rogan podcast, Sebastian Maniscalco – who will play “Crazy Joe” Gallo – told the host the film will be released in October.

On working with the Hollywood titans, Maniscalco said: “I didn’t sleep for the first week leading up to the (first) scene, because I knew it would be with De Niro and Pesci. When I went in there, I told myself that I’m not speaking to nobody. I’m gonna speak when I’m spoken to.

“There was a part when they were lighting De Niro and I, we’re standing face to face, and I’m looking straight at him. I wasn’t gonna say nothing. And then he comes in on my tie and tightens it a little bit.”

The film will be Scorsese’s most expensive project to day as lots of CGI was required to make the 75-year-old De Niro look like a 30-year-old for scenes set in 1959.

Ahead of The Irishman, Scorsese will release a brand new Bob Dylan documentary, which will arrive on Netflix in “a matter of months”.

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