Oh hell yeah!
The trailer for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman has been released!
In The Irishman, Robert De Niro plays Frank Shearan, a hitman who was active in the mob for decades. Before his death, he claimed that he was not only responsible for the death of Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, Sr. but also that he played a role in the assassination of John F. Kennedy!
Robert De Niro plays the Irishman. Al Pacino plays Hoffa. Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Ann Paquin, and Ray Romano all have supporting roles! (Don’t roll your eyes at that last one. Romano has actually developed into a fairly interesting character actor.) Apparently, a huge amount of money was spent on de-aging CGI so that the elderly De Niro, Pacino, Pesci, and Keitel could all play men in their 30s and 40s. It’s either going to be brilliant or it’s going to be like Captain Marvel, where you were happy to see Samuel L. Jackson looking so young but you couldn’t help but notice that he didn’t seem to be quite as expressive as usual.
Listen, I love conspiracy movies. I love gangster movies. I love historical movies. And I love Scorsese movies!
Bring it on, Netflix!