Netflix’s new crime flick is here, and it looks intense. The first trailer for the much-awaited The Irishman was just released, and the video had nearly two lac views within two hours. Martin Scorsese film is a biographical crime film, based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.
‘Goodfellas’ (1990, Martin Scorsese) / ‘The Irishman’ (2019, Martin Scorsese) pic.twitter.com/mlKBZqi1Zv
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The film stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keitel, and is set to release on September 27, 2019. The 2 minutes 12-second trailer instills suspense, intrigue, and thrill in the hearts of its viewers, with engaging background score and cinematic moments.
The clip tells us that the film will be told from the point of view of Frank Sheeran, a World War II veteran, a labor union leader, a hustler and a hitman, played by Robert De Niro.
We catch a glimpse of labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa; whose disappearance was a piece of big news then. Hoffa will be played by none other than Al Pacino, and this will be the fourth film with De Niro and Pacino together, who had previously worked together in classics like The Godfather Part II, Heat, and Righteous Kill. The gangster thriller will also be the ninth collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and veteran actor Robert De Niro; and the first-time partnership between Al Pacino and Scorsese.
The Irishman, a passion film for Scorsese, had been in talks since 2014 but gained more attention due to its application of CGI technology to “de-age” actors De Niro and Pacino, to play a younger version of themselves.
The film which had a budget of $160 million, will be the opening film in this year’s New York film festival. The film marks the greatest collaboration of the biggest mob actors of our generation, between Pacino, De Niro, and Pesci.
Watch the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s crime epic THE IRISHMAN, making its world premiere as the opener of the 57th #NYFF. pic.twitter.com/PLWXpd1tPf
— New York Film Festival (@TheNYFF) July 31, 2019
You can watch the much-awaited trailer linked below.