Director Martin Scorsese is officially making a gangster movie and I’m over the top excited with this news and this is not it Robert De Niro is also connected to the project and this will be Scorsese’s 9th film with De Niro.
Indiewire.com reports that Netflix gave the green light on the film titled The Irishman, and will begin production in August.
De Niro will play a mob hit man (obviously) that is supposedly involved in the death of Jimmy Hoffa. Al Pacino (Yes, he is in it too) will play Jimmy Hoffa and according to IMDB, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel will also star in the upcoming gangster flick.
You must be thinking by now, why so expensive, for a gangster movie? Well, De Niro will be made to look 30 years old by VFX company Industrial Light and Magic. So that means a lot of budget will go towards that.
Indiewire also reports Netflix is aiming for a 2019 release day.