‘The Irishman’ Trailer: Scorsese is Back … Along With De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci [Updated]

Updated with release dates. Original story below.

Netflix has just released the first trailer for Martin’s Scorcese‘s new gangster flick The Irishman.  Take a look at it now and see what you think.

Based on Charles Brandt’s book I Heard You Paint Houses, Scorsese reunites with his good buddies Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci while also roping in Al Pacino to finally work with him for the first time.

De Niro stars as Frank Sheeran, a World War II veteran who became a mob hitman and played a role in Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance. While Pacino plays notorious mob-connected union boss Hoffa. As per usual Scorcese‘s supporting cast is stellar and includes Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, and Anna Paquin.

The trailer also gives us our first look at the “de-aging” effects that Scorcese is utilizing to show his cast playing their characters at various different times in their lives. Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic handled the digital de-aging VFX, and honestly I hope they keep working on it because it looked a bit off, if you ask me.

Plot Synopsis:

The Irishman is the story of Frank Sheeran, a mob hitman and World War II vet who develops his skills during his service in Italy. Now an old man, he reflects on the events that defined his career as a hitman, particularly the role he played in the disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, his longtime friend, and his involvement with the Bufalino crime family.

 

Netflix will release The Irishman in theaters on November 1 and on its streaming platform  November 27.


What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?

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Author: K. Alvarez

A king without a throne.