First trailer for Martin Scorsese's Netflix film

The Irishman will premiere on the streaming service on 27th September.

Netflix has released the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming crime-drama The Irishman.

The film is based on Charles Brandt’s 2004 true-crime memoir I Heard You Paint Houses which explores the life of alleged mob hitman Frank Sheeran who claimed to have committed the murder of famed labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa in 1975. 

Hollywood heavyweights Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino star as Sheeran and Hoffa respectively, making it one of Netflix’s biggest and most high-profile original projects to date.

The two most recently collaborated on the critically-panned thriller Righteous Kill back in 2008.

Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, who famously acted alongside DeNiro in classics like Raging Bull, GoodFellas and Taxi Driver, also both have supporting roles. 

This will be the first time Scorsese and DeNiro have worked together since 1995’s Casino

Computer-generated imagery will be used to make the 75 and 79 year-old actors look more like their younger counterparts, who were in their mid-50s and early 60s when the alleged events took place.

The Irishman was announced as the opening film of this year’s New York Film Festival with the events director Kent Jones praising it highly. 

“It’s the work of masters, made with a command of the art of cinema that I’ve seen very rarely in my lifetime, and it plays out at a level of subtlety and human intimacy that stunned me.”

You can stream The Irishman on Netflix from 27th September.

Source: The Guardian

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