Harvey Keitel is said to be in talks for the role of Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman according to The Tracking Board. I’ve been waiting for this movie for a very long time and even better, so far no Leonardo DiCaprio to show up and sink it.
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale and Joe Pesci are in the film based on Frank Sheeran, a family man who led a double life as a hitman for the mob and had at least 25 murders to his name including the then head of the Teamsters union Hoffa.
De Niro will play Sheeran but is the only sure lock at this moment. Pacino would play Pennsylvania mafia chief Russell Bufalino, Pesci would be teamster lawyer Bill Bufalino, and Cannavale is a low-level mobster named Skinny Razor.
The movie is based on Charles Brandt’s I Heard You Paint Houses. It was announced that Netflix was closing a deal to acquire all rights to the project which is expected to boast a hefty $100 million price tag due to extensive visual effects to de-age De Niro and others.