Since Martin Scorsese is returning along with Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro to shoot another gangster/mob movie with The Irishman, some have drawn parallels with Goodfellas. Is it possible both movies will be similar?
Scorsese tells The Independent that it is just not the case:
“I think this is different, I think it is. I admit that there are – you know, ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Casino’ have a certain style that I created for them – it’s on the page in the script actually.
Putting ‘Goodfellas’ together was almost like an afterthought, at times I was kind of rushing, I felt I’d already done it because I’d played it all out in terms of the camera moves and the editing and that sort of thing. The style of the picture, the cuts, the freeze-frames, all of this was planned way in advance, but here it’s a little different.
The people are also older in ‘The Irishman,’ it’s certainly more about looking back, a retrospective so to speak of a man’s life and the choices that he’s had to make.”
The movie also stars Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel and is set to begin filming in August. The movie is set to release in 2019. It is set around a mob hit man who recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.