Pacino, Pesci, and De Niro to co-star in The Irishman
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Scorsese-directed biopic will be first film ever to include all three screen legends...
Exciting news for you feverish followers of legendary actors of the silver screen - Cinema Blend reports that Robert De Niro has confirmed that he is on board to star in Martin Scorsese's next project, The Irishman. Not only that, but De Niro also vouched that Al Pacino and Joe Pesci will also join him on the cast list, marking the first time that all three revered entertainers will have appeared in the same production together.
De Niro and Pacino have acted together in such movies as The Godfather II (brilliant), Heat (great) and Righteous Kill (not so great), while De Niro and Pesci have a long history together, starring in the classic Raging Bull, Sergio Leone's final film Once Upon a Time in America, and highly-regarded gangster pics Casino and Goodfellas. Interestingly, Pacino and Pesci have never worked together, nor has Pacino ever been directed by prolific helmsman Martin Scorsese.
The Irishman will be based on gangster bio I Heard You Paint Houses. The book details the life of Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, a highly-placed Teamster official and hit man under Jimmy Hoffa's employ, who was infamous for murdering trouble-making Teamster members or members of opposing unions.
Scorsese has tentatively placed the start of production for The Irishman sometime during 2011.
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