'Irishman' Cast De-Aged For 50% Of Movie | ManlyMovie

‘Irishman’ Cast De-Aged For 50% Of Movie

Now we know why Netflix paid so much on special effects in this movie.  News on Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ reveals something about aging.

The extent of the de-aged footage has been unclear until now, as Scorsese’s longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker tells Yahoo Movies UK that the entire first half of The Irishman will feature the younger versions of the characters:

“We’re youthifying the actors in the first half of the movie. And then the second half of the movie they play their own age. So that’s a big risk. We’re having that done by Industrial Light and Magic Island, ILM. That’s a big risk.”

The effects must be really good, to spend 50% of the film de-aged.  The budget is $200 million.

The release date isn’t clear yet.