Netflix has released the first look at one of its biggest original films to date: Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. The film stars the holy trinity of gangster movie actors Robert De Niro as mob hitman Frank Sheeran, Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa and Joe Pesci as Russell Bufalino.
The hugely ambitious mob film is set to premiere at this year’s annual New York Film Festival on Sept. 27. It will be released on Netflix worldwide later this year, before making its way to select theatres.
In one snapshot Robert De Niro's Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, a high-ranking member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, escorts his old friend and union leader Jimmy Hoffa through a press scrum, with Ray Romano's Bill Bufalino, the union's attorney.
And then in another snapshot, De Niro's Sheeran is seen in a brooding bar scene with Joe Pesci's Russell Bufalino, the boss of the Bufalino crime family. The photos give us our first look at the film’s de-aging VFX, which has been used to show the actors in their younger days.
The Irishman was set to follow director Martin Scorsese’s critically acclaimed drama film, Silence (2016). However, the iconic director instead released the Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story (2019) documentary first.
The film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano and Harvey Keitel, who portrays the late Sicilian-American mobster, Angelo Bruno.
Watch the trailer below.