Martin Scorsese's The Irishman

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Not sure if anybody has posted anything about this classic-in-the-making yet...

There's serious talk that Martin Scorsese and Robert Deniro are finally making a movie together, their first in 21 years since 1995's Casino. Joe Pesci is also re-joining the team. And this time, Al Pacino is also participating, surprisingly his first potential collaboration with Scorsese.

Screw all those big budget superhero films! This is going to be THE movie event of this century.

Here's a the full article:

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If a deal can be struck, Martin Scorsese would direct Robert De Niro for the first time in more than 20 years and Al Pacino for the first time ever in The Irishman.

If there were monuments to director-actor teams, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro would definitely have a spot on Mount Rushmore. Their two-decade collaboration, from 1973’s Mean Streets to 1995’s Casino, gave us three undisputed contemporary classics in Taxi Driver, Raging Bull,and Goodfellas.
Even with a 21-year break in their professional relationship since Casino (excepting their lighthearted participation in the DreamWorks cartoon Shark Tale), their rapport clearly endures. Appearing alongside each other at a 40th anniversary Tribeca Film Festival screening of Taxi Driver in April, Scorsese and De Niro easily traded stories about how they brought mentally unstable cabbie Travis Bickle to life.

Cut to a month later, and that Taxi Driver event may just have been a prelude to something bigger. Variety is reporting from the Cannes Film Festival that not only could a deal for the long-planned Scorsese/De Niro reunion project, The Irishman, finally be made available to international financiers, but that the project would also include De Niro’s Heat co-star and fellow acting icon, Al Pacino (believe it or not, this would be the first time for Pacino in a Scorsese film), and Oscar-winning Goodfellas co-star Joe Pesci.

According to the Variety story, The Irishman, a ’70s-era gangster film, has been languishing at Paramount, the studio that released Scorsese’s 2013 hit, The Wolf of Wall Street. Now, Variety reports, the studio may allow it to find new backers for the right price. (No matter who ends up financing it, Paramount would be the movie’s U.S. distributor.)

Based on Charles Brandt’s 2003 book, I Heard You Paint Houses, The Irishman would focus on the bloody career of hit man Frank Sheeran, famed for being Jimmy Hoffa’s best friend — and possible killer. De Niro would play Sheeran. The Variety piece also reports that the actors would play younger versions of their characters in flashbacks, using the same digital trickery that de-aged Robert Downey Jr. to his Less Than Zero self in Captain America: Civil War and restored Michael Douglas to his Wall Street prime in Ant-Man.

No matter how many years he gets shaved off onscreen, the prospect of De Niro teaming up with Scorsese one more time should make any film lover feel young at heart. In the years since Casino, the director — whose next film, Silence, is expected to arrive later this year — has pursued an artistically rewarding (and financially lucrative) collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, while De Niro’s recent track record has been a bit … well, spottier. (Scorsese’s past and present muses both appeared in his 2015 short film, The Audition, which has only screened at a Macau casino.)

What’s so exciting about The Irishman is the hope there’s one more career-defining De Niro role in a Scorsese film yet to add to Travis Bickle, Jake LaMotta, Rupert Pupkin, and Max Cady. The two men have rarely spoken about what the exact nature of their dynamic is, which makes it feel that much more rare and special. “I’d like to think we melted into each other kind of in a way,” Scorsese told Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on The Tonight Show in February. And keeping it vague is probably for the best. After all, it’s the end result of their process that most concerns — and benefits — us. With 2016 already providing us with plenty of evidence that we shouldn’t take any of our beloved artists for granted, clearing the way for Scorsese and De Niro to put a capstone on their career-long collaboration with The Irishman seems like a global cinematic imperative.
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Right on! I already can't f**king wait to see this movie!
I concur

So I take Harvey Keitels is the Irishman, since Deniro and Pacino are italian?



I concur

So I take Harvey Keitels is the Irishman, since Deniro and Pacino are italian?
Bobby D is more Irish than Italian. Remember, he couldn't even be a made man in Goodfellas!



Bobby D is more Irish than Italian. Remember, he couldn't even be a made man in Goodfellas!
I just looked it up, De Niros half italian, and some Irish with a bunch of other stuff



I am looking forward to this but i must admit i was hoping Scorsese was done with mafia films. I've read I Heard You Paint Houses, enjoyable book but i really don't believe he had anything to do with Hoffa's disappearance and he definitely didn't kill Joey Gallo like he claimed. Still i would believe he assassinated Gandhi before i believed anything from Richard Kuklinski so there's that.



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Yeah, I'm admittedly a little skeptical about it (especially if The Departed is anything to go by regarding Scorsese's current attitude towards mob movies) but seeing him unite/re-unite with these particular performers does make me a little hopeful, like this could be his Unforgiven in how it might just function as a conclusion of sorts.
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Pretty excited about this. The last DeNiro/Pacino one sucked but with Marty at the helm, it should be great.



I am looking forward to this but i must admit i was hoping Scorsese was done with mafia films.
I think otherwise. Martin's best films were his mafia movies, particularly Goodfellas.
The gangster movie genre has not been popular lately, so it's great that Marty, along with his "gangster" crew, in addition to Pacino, can breathe new life into it once again.


Since we're talking about gangster movies, I'm also hoping Tarantino can return to form and make another "men in cheap suits" gangster film, following Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. It's about time the genre makes a huge comeback!



Martin's best films were his mafia movies,
Well my two favourite Scorcese movies Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy are not mafia movies so i disagree, but i'm fine with others believing that. Still i think most would agree that his only completely successful well rounded mafia movie is Goodfellas, as much as i love Casino and i also quite like The Departed i personally don't think they are on the same level. I think Scorsese has spent too much time in the genre and i have a feeling this will feel a bit samey, obviously i hope i am wrong though.



Still i think most would agree that his only completely successful well rounded mafia movie is Goodfellas, as much as i love Casino and i also quite like The Departed i personally don't think they are on the same level.
Agreed. Goodfellas actually happens to be my favorite Scorsese picture, by the way, but Taxi Driver and Raging Bull are a close second and third for me.

I'm not really skeptical about The Irishman becoming a good movie. A Scorsese film always has lots of good stuff to offer. Even his weakest films are high quality for me, so I'm not worried about that.
The only thing I'm skeptical about is if it's actually going to be made. I personally don't believe so, but I'd love to be proven wrong.
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Starts shooting next year



So it seems like this is going to be made...

Despite this warranted pessimism, thankfully Scorsese is not hanging up his hat. Courtesy of his press tour, we have have a pair of updates on what is expected to be his next two films. Firstly, he plans to begin production next year for the crime drama The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and hopefully Joe Pesci. While it was previously known he’d be using de-aging technology for the film about Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a mob hitman whose illustrious career is today best-known for a supposed involvement in the death of Jimmy Hoffa, Scorsese expanded on his approach further to Cinema Blend:

"You don’t use prosthetics, make-up; they have acting and the technology is able to have them go through different time ages without the prosthetics. So we’ve seen some tests and it looks extraordinary. We were able to film Bob and just do a scene. We saw it come down to when he was like 20, 40, 60, so we’re looking forward to that, from that point of view, for The Irishman … Imagine seeing what De Niro looked like in The Godfather: Part II days, that’s pretty much how you’re going to see him again."

As for what hopefully follows that: it’s been well over a year since his next Leonardo DiCaprio collaboration was revealed and now we finally have an update. Based on Erik Larson‘s book, The Devil in the White City is being adapted by Billy Ray, and follows the dark and twisted events of Dr. HH Holmes, a man who may have killed upwards of 200 people during Chicago’s World’s Fair of 1893. “Right now, there is a script being worked on,” he tells Toronto Sun. “One of the things that I had to stop for the past six months was my meetings on that script. They want me to start again in January and see if we can find a way because it’s an extraordinary story.” So, with The Irishman aiming to arrive in late 2018, I’d doubt we’d see The Devil before 2020, but let’s cross our fingers that Scorsese and Ray crack the script.


https://thefilmstage.com/trailer/epi...is-next-films/

I'm not really sure about the de-aging technique thing and admittedly, I'm a little more excited about the The Devil in the White City project compared to the The Irishman project, but whatever Scorsese does is mostly phenomenal, so I won't criticize any of his choices until he's actually made a bad film (for the first time in his "mainstream" career).



So it seems like this is going to be made...

Despite this warranted pessimism, thankfully Scorsese is not hanging up his hat. Courtesy of his press tour, we have have a pair of updates on what is expected to be his next two films. Firstly, he plans to begin production next year for the crime drama The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and hopefully Joe Pesci. While it was previously known he’d be using de-aging technology for the film about Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a mob hitman whose illustrious career is today best-known for a supposed involvement in the death of Jimmy Hoffa, Scorsese expanded on his approach further to Cinema Blend:

"You don’t use prosthetics, make-up; they have acting and the technology is able to have them go through different time ages without the prosthetics. So we’ve seen some tests and it looks extraordinary. We were able to film Bob and just do a scene. We saw it come down to when he was like 20, 40, 60, so we’re looking forward to that, from that point of view, for The Irishman … Imagine seeing what De Niro looked like in The Godfather: Part II days, that’s pretty much how you’re going to see him again."

As for what hopefully follows that: it’s been well over a year since his next Leonardo DiCaprio collaboration was revealed and now we finally have an update. Based on Erik Larson‘s book, The Devil in the White City is being adapted by Billy Ray, and follows the dark and twisted events of Dr. HH Holmes, a man who may have killed upwards of 200 people during Chicago’s World’s Fair of 1893. “Right now, there is a script being worked on,” he tells Toronto Sun. “One of the things that I had to stop for the past six months was my meetings on that script. They want me to start again in January and see if we can find a way because it’s an extraordinary story.” So, with The Irishman aiming to arrive in late 2018, I’d doubt we’d see The Devil before 2020, but let’s cross our fingers that Scorsese and Ray crack the script.


https://thefilmstage.com/trailer/epi...is-next-films/

I'm not really sure about the de-aging technique thing and admittedly, I'm a little more excited about the The Devil in the White City project compared to the The Irishman project, but whatever Scorsese does is mostly phenomenal, so I won't criticize any of his choices until he's actually made a bad film (for the first time in his "mainstream" career).
Awesome news! I was wondering whatever happened with this movie! It's going to be an instant classic. A gigantic movie.