Joe Pesci Has Joined Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman

It looks like we have got a bit of a Goodfellas/Casino reunion on our hands as Joe Pesci has decided to join Martin Scorsese’s new movie The Irishman. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are already attached to star. Pesci (who hasn’t worked consistently since Leathal Weapon 4 in 1998) was also joined by Harvey Keitel (who has worked with Scorsese and De Niro on several occasions including Mean Streets and Taxi Driver) and Bobby Cannavale (who worked with Scorsese on his failed TV show Vinyl).

The Irishman is based on a true story with some inspiration from the True Crime novel I Heard You Paint Houses. It will detail the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) and the mobs supposed involvement in his disappearance.

I think this is a big deal. This is the first collaboration between Al Pacino and Martin Scorsese and could possibly the final one between De Niro, Pesci and Scorsese. This may be the last hurrah for De Niro and Pacino who have made some disappointing choices over the last decade and both are at the tail end of their respective careers. A return to some of the mob roles that made them famous will be welcome. The film is expected to use some de-aging technology that has been notably used on Robert Downey Jr. and Michael Douglas in Marvel films as well as some others.

Netflix has acquired The Irishman meaning that this Scorsese movie will be available for streaming on the platform as a Netflix original. Netflix was the only company willing to supply the large budget after Scorsese’s last movie Silence was a huge failure at the box office.

Are you excited for The Irishman? What’s your favorite Scorsese film?

  • Bulgingsnake

    Fvck yeah, I love Gorge Lucas

  • Steve

    DIdn’t he play Hannibal Lechter in the A-Team?

  • Steve

    I thought 1998 was wrong, but I looked it up.

    I must be getting to old for this sh1t.

  • Villain

    Yeah I’m a little disappointed that he’s not doing THX 1138 2 but oh well.

  • UilickMcGee

    Looking forward to this. I actually love Jack Nicholson’s Hoffa movie as well. Danny De Vito directed it and it’s pretty darn good.

    This could and should be awesome. Just don’t use The Rolling Stones for the music Marty…

  • Jerry Eldini

    Keitel huh? You know it’s going to be good.

  • Jerry Eldini

    No, that was Corey Haim.

  • Jerry Eldini

    Who is directing it? I did not even know they were remaking it! They should let Robert Duvall direct it, that would be wild!

  • Louie

    The Mob’s supposed influence in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa?

    Youse ain’t from around here.

  • Louie

    Finish the joke: An Irishman walks out of a bar…….

  • Bulgingsnake

    Nailed bg

  • One Mat Gang

    Well I hope this doesn’t prevent DeNiro from making more of those Focker movies. That franchise is pure gold.

  • Jokes Teller

    I liked “Silence”.

  • This has changed much… what’s going on here?

  • Bulgingsnake

    I made a website that uses the Disqus comment system. Disqus can’t fvck me over since I own this website.

  • That’s awesome dude I’ll stop by sometime

  • Bulgingsnake

    You’re here right now

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