This morning brings about the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming crime epic, The Irishman, that unites Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, and Al Pacino.
A veritable cornucopia of talent has assembled for The Irishman, which recounts the “allegedly” true story of notorious hitman, Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran. In our first look we get a glimpse of the Jimmy Hoffa story, all kinds of mob action, and some of the de-aging work they’ve pulled together for the film:
The VFX on the de-aging looks pretty damn solid. I mean, that’s definitely a young De Niro and it’s impressive to see how far this technology has come. Since the film spans multiple decades it makes sense to use it in this context, so let’s just hope the full film makes it work as well as the quick glimpses we get here.
The story is pulled from the book, I Heard You Paint Houses, in which Frank Sheeran himself (through a series of interviews) tells the story of his life in the mob and what really happened to Jimmy Hoffa. Clearly this type of mob story is exactly up Martin Scorsese’s alley and I’m eager to see how it all comes together. It’s already really neat to see Joe Pesci, who’s been retired for years now, back in action.
An epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, 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, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries, and connections to mainstream politics.
The Irishman debuts on Netflix this Fall.