Following the release of the first teaser trailer of The Irishman, it has already been reported as an awards season contender as Netflix expands its repertoire of award-winning films. And in a combination of classic genre and new-age technology in a bid to ‘de-age’ its characters, the long awaited film is almost here.
Directed by Martin Scorsese – the brains behind Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street – comes the latest passion project from the accomplished filmmaker. An adaption of Charles Brandt’s 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses, the forthcoming film will star Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, among others in what is expected to be a fantastic revival of the gangster thriller genre.
Following an “epic saga of organised crime in post-war America, the film is told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organised crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.”
Releasing an intensely captivating trailer overnight, the teaser provides an action-packed look at what is to come from the Scorsese-led film. While it is an adapted storyline, it is hoped that The Irishman will reinvigorate the Hollywood scene that has recently relied on remakes and modern sequels of beloved films.
The Irishman is set to premiere at the New York Film Festival in September with its debut on the Netflix streaming service shortly after.
Tune into the trailer below and stay tuned for further developments.