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Robert De Niro Confirms Al Pacino & Joe Pesci for 'The Irishman'

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December 15, 2010
Source: MTV

Pesci / Pacino

Though the director just confirmed that Robert De Niro would collaborate again on The Irishman for the first time in 15 years, Martin Scorsese didn't address the reports that Al Pacino and Joe Pesci would also be participating. However, MTV caught up with De Niro himself, and the actor revealed that Pesci and Pacino are very much involved with The Irishman. A reunion of big names from various mobster films, the story will follow the life of Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, a reputed criminal responsible for more than 25 mob murders and potentially being involved with the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa.

However, some disappointing news comes with the good as De Niro also revealed that the initial train of thought to have two different films surrounding  seems to have fallen apart. Initially, there was talk about crafting two films around the source material book I Heard You Paint Houses. The first would be a standard biopic, but the second would  have been "another kind of a [film that is] reminiscent of a kind of 8 1/2, La Dolce Vita, [a] certain kind of biographical, semi-biographical type of Hollywood movie — a director and the actor — based on things Marty and I have experienced and kind of overlapping them." But De Niro says that project would be, "more ambitious, to do one with Eric doing a flashback/flashforward kind of thing and to do two movies in one and then separate them as movies. I don't know if that will happen." Oh well, at least we get one film with this fantastic trio of actors and one of cinema's finest directors. Excited?

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

This could be...MASSIVE!

Have Hope on Dec 15, 2010

2

agree #1

A5J4DX on Dec 15, 2010

3

Prayers have been answered. Heat and Goodfellas are in my Top 10 favorites...maybe this will make it there too. Plus having Scorcese will make this a perfect film.

Matt on Dec 15, 2010

4

Please tell me this won't be in 3D...

germs on Dec 15, 2010

5

Cool, now alls they need is a time machine!

norm on Dec 15, 2010

6

Finally these acting greats can have the swansong to their amazing careers they deserve, in the mob genre the belong in, and with possibly the greatest still living director. Hopefully all shameful memories about Righteous Kill can now swiftly fade away ... .

Kenneth on Dec 15, 2010

7

Outstanding news... get to it!!

Kinks! on Dec 16, 2010

8

The film the irishman would be a massive hit film if all the old legendary actors such as robert de niro, al pacino and joe pesci were to star in the film as they are getting old but to do 1 more big gangster film together would be brilliant.

Scott rigney on Jan 9, 2011

9

I think this could be Martin's..."Sequel" to casino but I think it will be more true to Goodfellas as a 'Sequel" SOOO EXCITED.

Kieran Fraser on Apr 23, 2011

10

Noted TheIrishman (dot) com listed 4 sale on Sedo, Good brand when you see what Goodfellas did 4 pizzas

Wanda on Apr 14, 2012

11

hoax

Manik Hindwan on Nov 1, 2012

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