We’ve Got Our First Official Look At De Niro And Pacino In ‘The Irishman’


Following the announcement that The Irishman would be opening the 57th New York Film Festival in September, Netflix and the NYFF have dropped the first look at the film, specifically at Robert De Niro’s and Al Pacino’s characters.

Based on the Charles Brandt novel I Heard You Paint Houses, The Irishman is set to tell the story of the infamous disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa and will mark the ninth feature collaboration between De Niro and Scorsese.

De Niro will be portraying Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, while Pacino — who is appearing in his first Scorsese-directed film — will be playing Hoffa.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Irishman, via What’s On Netflix:

“Frank Sheeran is a World War 2 veteran and a former hitman for the mob. His time spent during the war in Italy made him a talented killer. To make ends meet, Frank utilizes his skills to become a hitman for the mob. Now in his old age, Frank reflects back on the moments and hits that defined his mob career. Especially his role in the disappearance of his old friend Jimmy Hoffa, a former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters that went missing in 1975, never to be seen again.”

In addition to De Niro and Pacino, The Irishman is also set to star Joe Pesci (who hasn’t appeared in a live-action film in almost a decade), Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and Anna Paquin.

While The Irishman has no official release date at this time, it is set to be released in theaters and on Netflix before the end of the year, as the streaming giant is hoping that the Scorsese passion project will be a major player at the Academy Awards.

With a reported production budget of $200 million — a large portion went towards cutting edge de-aging technology — The Irishman is the most expensive film that Scorsese has ever made.