— The Premiere (@the_premiere_) 7 maart 2018
Every man in every cafe around the world has, at one time in his life, fantasized about it. Wouldn’t it be spectacular to see Al Pacino, Robert de Niro and Joe Pesci together in a Martin Scorsese movie? Well, it’s really happening, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is a wrap.
The Irishman tells the story based on Charles Brandt’s novel I Heard You Paint Houses, about hitman Frank Sheeran (De Niro) who alleged on his deathbed to have committed the unsolved murder of American Teamster union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino).
And to sum up why this movie has legendary status all over it; the movie is the third collaboration between Scorsese, De Niro and Pesci, who joined forces in 1990’s Goodfellas and 1995’s Casino, it is the third major collaboration between Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, who wrote history in 1974’s The Godfather: Part 2, and 1995’s Heat. Indeed, we’re getting Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito, Sam Rothstein and Nicky Santoro, Michael Corleone, Vito Corleone, and Vincent Hanna and Neil Mccauley together on the big screen, directed by the guy who also made The Departed, The Wolf of Wallstreet, Gangs of New York, Taxi Driver and Mean Streets.
The film is set to be released early 2019 on Netflix, but we wouldn’t be surprised if some cinemas out there are pleading for a big screen release. Oh, and just in case you wondered how Netflix can afford these operations. They’re now worth over $100 billion and they’re spending their spectacular growth in subscriptions aggressively on original content. Indeed, 50% comparable to Pewdiepie.