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Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro Reteam for Another Gangster Film

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June 20, 2007
Source: SlashFilm

The Winter of Frankie MachineFor the ninth time, film legends Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese will team up together for a feature adaptation of Don Winslow’s novel "The Winter of Frankie Machine". The report comes from Deadline Hollywood (via SlashFilm), where its stated that Scorsese will direct under his deal with Paramount. We've been somewhat skeptical of any of his directing announcements, because there have been so damn many since his Oscar buzz and win, but Nikki at Deadline Hollywood is pretty reliable.

In the film, De Niro will play Mafia hit man Frank Machianno who has given up the game to become the proprietor of a bait shop. But he discovers that he's been targeted for a hit, and is forced to return to the business.

The screenplay was written by Ocean's Thirteen writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien, and was reviewed over at LatinoReview.com and called "a masterpiece." Could these be a better formula for the "next" Departed? The writers of Ocean's Thirteen, who put together a great film there, then the excellence of Scorsese and De Niro all combined for another mob film? Damn this looks good!

For those that are curious, the other eight films that De Niro and Scorsese have done together are: Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, New York New York, Raging Bull, The King Of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, and Casino.

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  • Patrick
    Sooo excited about this one, Winslow is a genius, so is De Niro and so is Scorsese. This will be better than Departed..
  • vivian roldan
    I'm loving the sound of that.ROBERT DENIRO is without a doubt the greatest actor of all time and I feel he plays a very. Deniro together is gonna make oscar nominees forsure.I'M getting into acting myself so I hope to someday share the screen with mr.DENIRO and maybe MARTIN SORCESE can direct it lol
  • tiger tim
    WHY is the LONG RICH, genuinely talented DeNiro ---to say nothing of Scorsese, wasting time on pointless, done-to-death self-parodies like this? DeNiro should be groomed to play his latest and greatest role EVER ---the 'mysteriously overlooked' Josef STALIN. Get a fine, well-read, historically informed screenwriter. Check out for yourself Simon Montefiore's recent 'STALIN' bestseller --and, of course, those documentaries on Youtube and we GUARANTEE you'll agree ---DeNiro IS STALIN!
  • beavis
    #3 - i agree there needs to be a movie made on stalin; however, this material is very interesting too. i'm excited to see DeNiro and scorsese working together on this.

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