That film was made in 1995 and was the last time we saw Robert De Niro star in a film directed by Martin Scorsese. The Scorsese has scored several hit films since then like Gangs of New York (2002), The Departed (2006), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2014), but the actor-director relationship that he and Mr. De Niro had during their 9-film span was sorely missed. Until now.
There’s been talk for over a year now about Scorsese directing a film called The Irishman. Today, those talks came into fruition in the form of a teaser trailer. The film not only reunites him with De Niro, but also with Joe Pesci, who’s been semi-retired for a while now. Additionally, Scorsese managed to grab Al Pacino for a role in the film.
Airing exclusively on Netflix on September 27th, the film is “an epic saga of organized 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 organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.”
Check out the trailer right here: