Mob yarn ‘The Irishman’ has been on Martin Scorsese’s slate for a few years now. Now with Cannes providing the goods on a few updates, it appears the rights have been sold for the movie for $50 million. According to Deadline, The Irishman has been adapted for the screen Steve Zaillian.
This movie is going to put Scorsese and Al Pacino together for the first time, but also reunite Robert De Niro with Pacino, Harvey Keitel and Joe Pesci. I mean, is this big fucking news or what? Joe Pesci coming back out of the wild to star with these guys in a Scorcese gangster pic?
The newly founded STX Studios picked up the rights.
This will be based on the Charles Brandt book I Heard You Paint Houses, which is the deathbed story from mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran about the disappearance and death of the former Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa.
Well, it’ll be nice to see the likes of De Niro in a real movie again, as opposed to another movie rife with turd and cum jokes.
Thanks to: Sergei