The Irishman is an upcoming crime movie directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, and Ray Romano. It is based on the book I Hear You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.
De Niro stars as Frank Sheeran, a high-ranking member of the Teamsters labor union who also had links to the Bufalino Crime Family, moonlighting for them as a hitman. The movie details his relationship with infamous Teamsters chief Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino), who he often worked with, and later claimed to have been involved in his disappearance.
The movie will be released in theatres and on Netflix in fall of 2019.
Tropes associated with this movie include:
- The Big Guy: Frank Sheeran was 6'4" and built like a fridge - Robert De Niro had to wear lifts during filming to convincingly tower over Al Pacino, who played the 5'5" Hoffa.
- Digital Deaging: Applied to De Niro and Pacino for a good stretch of the film.
- Stock Unsolved Mysteries: The disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.