Whilst many of us would have loved to see Martin Scorsese‘s new crime epic, The Irishman, in early cinema showings, reports are saying that’s probably unlikely but that doesn’t mean we can’t all (collectively) get excited for its eventual full launch on Netflix from 27th November and I, for one, cannot wait to fully escape and indulge.
Based on the book ‘I Heard You Paint Houses‘ by Charles Brandt, the film is directed by Scorsese for Netflix from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, this is promised to be an epic saga of organised crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (De Niro), 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 (Pacino), and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organised crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
I cannot wait! Today, to help get you in the mood, we’ve got a whole host of interview over some of the stars (and director!) regarding what you can expect and what they think of the filmmaking process for The Irishman, launching on 27th November.
The Irishman comes to Netflix on 27 November.