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Directed by Martin Scorsese, The Irishman has been pegged as the mob thriller to redefine the gory, drug-ridden genre and following a teaser in August, the first trailer has been released. Following an initial teaser, it was rumoured as a strong contender for awards season and with a further look at the forthcoming film, we have to agree.

Based on Charles Brandt’s 2004 memoir I Heard You Paint Houses, the film features a ‘de-aged’ Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in what could be Scorsese’s most tech-savvy project to-date. The storyline follows the “epic saga of organised crime in post-war America 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,” according to the official synopsis.

The cast also includes Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jack Huston, Kathrine Narducci, Jesse Plemons, Domenick Lombardozzi, Paul Herman, Gary Basaraba, Marin Ireland with the film making its debut this weekend at the New York Film Festival.

Captivating in its blur of comedy and intense action, the film will premiere on Netflix from November 27. Tune into the trailer below.

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