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The Irishman (Scorsese, De Niro, Pesci and Pacino)

  • 17-12-2010 3:27pm
    Registered Users Posts: 80,914 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    Al Pacino and Joe Pesci will join Robert De Niro in crime drama The Irishman.
    Directed by Martin Scorsese, Irishman will be De Niro’s ninth time working with the legendary auteur, and finds the actor playing renowned Mafia hitman Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran.
    Both Pacino and Pesci were rumoured to be involved, but De Niro confirmed it once and for all during an interview with MTV.
    “We do have the one that we’re definitely doing,” he told them. “Me, Joe Pesci, Pacino and Marty Scorsese directing.”




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,987 ✭✭✭Auvers

    now thats a great piece of news

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,348 ✭✭✭✭ricero

    being honest could care less about pacino and de niro its all about joe pesci the mans a legend its a shame he retired from acting for so long hes a legend and in my opinion the best supporting actor ever.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,987 ✭✭✭Auvers

    ricero wrote: »
    being honest could care less about pacino and de niro

    but stick them together with Scorsese and base the movie around gangsters, surely it cant fail

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,364 ✭✭✭paddyismaddy

    do you think marty will add dicaprio also :rolleyes:

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,295 ✭✭✭✭Duggy747

    This will be "The Expendables" for mob movies.................except done right. You can't screw up with DeNiro, Pesci, Scorsesse........................and isn't this the 1st time Scorsesse will be directing Pacino?

    If it was just another Pacino / DeNiro movie I wouldn't be half as interested. But throw in Pesci and Scrosesse......................aaaay, fugged-about it!! :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,144 ✭✭✭rednik

    Looking forward to this for a while, now Pacino added makes the wait longer.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 159 ✭✭Bus77II

    The original title for this was, 'I Heard You Paint Houses'.
    That's what the Mafia used to say to him when inquiring about some hits work being done. :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,416 ✭✭✭Shred

    Bus77II wrote: »
    The original title for this was, 'I Heard You Paint Houses'.
    That's what the Mafia used to say to him when inquiring about some hits work being done. :D

    Yeah that's right, much better name but I'm looking forward to this, hopefully they don't screw it up!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,373 ✭✭✭The guy

    Auvers wrote: »
    but stick them together with Scorsese and base the movie around gangsters, surely it cant fail

    This, I will definitely watch it, although it seems like it's being done because Pacino and De Niro's careers are going downhill a little.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,401 ✭✭✭✭yabadabado

    Bus77II wrote: »
    The original title for this was, 'I Heard You Paint Houses'.
    That's what the Mafia used to say to him when inquiring about some hits work being done. :D

    Thats the name of the book the film is based on and is supposed to be the first words Jimmy Hoffa said to's a good book and with the people involved in the film I would have high hopes for the this.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,044 ✭✭✭BigBenRoeth

    Looking forward to this,some of the best actors of recent times coupled with one of the best directors of the second half of the last century,deadly

  • Registered Users Posts: 566 ✭✭✭SB-08

    This is brilliant news. Heard the rumors a good while back but to have Bob himself confirm it is fantastic. It's shocking that Scorsese and Pacino have never worked together before - bizzare in fact considering along with De Niro, Pacino is one of the all time greatest gangster actors and Scorsese is the king of directing gangster films. You would think they would have worked together in the 70s or 80s when they were at their peak. A shame really but at least we will finally get to see it now. Joe Pecsi has been sorely missed from acting too - absolute legend.

    The last DeNiro/Pacino film 'Righteous kill' was a huge let down mainly due to a poor script and a **** director - I said at the time had Scorsese or Mann directed it, it would have turned out far better. At least they can make up for it with 'The Irishman'.:)

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,516 ✭✭✭✭expectationlost

    anyone see him on letterman the other day he doesn't do chat shows even whens he's on them

  • I don't care much for De Niro and Pacino together, after the somewhat disappointment of Righteous Kill. Pesci though, he's superb. Hopefully with him added this will be a great movie.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,489 ✭✭✭iMax

    Was checking the dates on these posts, thinking it was something to do with "Kill The Irishman"

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,905 ✭✭✭✭Handsome Bob

    Keitel in too apparently:
    This is just getting ridiculous. As if the amazing cast for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman wasn’t good enough, then star Robert De Niro is here to assure you that it is. Apparently at the premiere last night of Little Fockers, he was speaking to Roger Friedman of Showbiz411 (via Cinematical) and slipped the detail that his Mean Streets and Taxi Driver (along with frequent solo Scorsese collaborator) co-star Harvey Keitel, also in Fockers, would be jumping on board to star in it as well.

    The specifics are…well, not specific at all. Apparently he only said that Keitel is joining him and the rest of the cast, and that they’re “doing it”. While not exactly a lot to go off of, if it is in fact true then I would be getting even more excited.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,589 ✭✭✭✭Aidric

    I am more than a little excited by this announcement.

  • Registered Users Posts: 566 ✭✭✭SB-08

    Have a look at this interview - De Niro and Dustin Hoffman on Letterman. Hilarious stuff - Bobby certainly doesn't like doing interviews. ;) He briefly mentions 'The Irishman' in the second part. I like Lettermans's idea of a film with all the main actors from that era - would be fantastic if Hoffman, Gene Hackman and Jack Nicholson would join the cast of 'The Irishman' too. Nicholson would certainly be free considering he is semi-retired and hasn't had a leading role since 2007. Hackman is retired though but it would be the perfect film for him to make a return to acting. He shouldn't go out with his final film being that dreadful comedy Welcome To Mooseport.:rolleyes:

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,905 ✭✭✭✭Handsome Bob

    If Hackman were to be in it, I'd demand a role for him much like this:

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,970 ✭✭✭hardCopy

    LZ5by5 wrote: »
    If Hackman were to be in it, I'd demand a role for him much like this:

    Who played the barman in that scene?

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭Rubik.

    Wow, I have often wondered why Pacino had never worked with Scorsese. Looking forward to it.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 865 ✭✭✭FlashD

    This is the best news I have heard in film for 2010, straight to the top of my much anticipated list.

    Lets hope this cast and crew go out with a bang, this is possibly their last together! :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,144 ✭✭✭rednik

    hardCopy wrote: »
    Who played the barman in that scene?

    That was Michael Rooker.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭Hank_Jones

    Wow, Letterman was really kissing some ass there.

    I know they have made some great films, but to spend the interview mentioning films they have been in....they made the films, I'm sure they know which ones they were in.

    Maybe that's why they weren't too into the interview, they were probably thinking that Letterman is a twat.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18 CornWallises38

    Hoffman's Laugh :D.

    Looking forward to the movie though, should be good.

  • Registered Users Posts: 80,914 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    At a press conference promoting his appearance in Limitless, Robert De Niro said that The Irishman is still on the boards

    Yeah, I’m planning on it, absolutely. Well, this time I’ll say it, I’ve said it before, its a movie based on a book called, ‘I Heard You Paint Houses,’ its about a guy who says, and I believe [the author of] the book—he’s passed away now—but he confessed that he killed [Jimmy] Hoffa and also Joe Gallo. And so I’m gonna play that character. Joe Pesci is gonna be in it, Al Pacino is gonna be in it and Marty’s going to direct it

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,589 ✭✭✭✭Aidric

    Joe Pesci Joins The Cast Of Gotti: Three Generations

    13 April 2011 2:05 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »
    Nobody plays a gangster quite like Joe Pesci. From Goodfellas to Casino, there's nothing like watching a 5'4" angry Italian man beating the crap out of somebody - or in the case of Casino, watching the crap get beaten out of them. As a result, genre fans were elated when it was reported at the end of last year that Pesci would be joining the cast of The Irishman, Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Charles Brandt's book I Heard You Paint Houses, with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Unfortunately, that project has since been sidelined, meaning that Pesci is looking for work. Sadly, he's found some. Deadline reports that Pesci has landed a role in Nick Cassavetes' Gotti: Three Generations. He joins a cast that already includes John Travolta - who will be playing John Gotti Jr. - and potentially Lindsey Lohan, who is currently in talks, »

  • Registered Users Posts: 80,914 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    Martin Scorsese who is completing The Wolf Of Wall Street
    with Leonardo DiCaprio, just held a reading of Steve Zaillian’s script at the
    Tribeca Film Center for The Irishman, the mob drama based on the Charles Brandt
    book I Heard You Paint Houses. The film is about mob hit man Frank Sheeran.
    Robert De Niro, who’ll play the lead character, was there, as was Al Pacino and
    Joe Pesci, also expected to take part. Project is set up at Paramount, but
    several financiers were there looking to

    Sounds like it be another year or two before filming even starts :(

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,097 ✭✭✭roanoke

    Kinda funny having two threads on the film board for biopics of two separate guys who both claim to have killed Jimmy Hoffa.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 80,914 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1