A lot happened on Sunday night during the Oscars, never to be outdone, Martin Scorsese even got in the excitement. Scorsese and Netflix released the first teaser trailer for Scorsese’s upcoming gangster film, The Irishman.
The Irishman is based on the Charles Brandt book, I Heard You Paint Houses. Both the book and the film tell the story of Frank Sheeran, a labor union official who also works as the alleged hitman for the Bufalino crime family. The film will explore Sheeran’s role in the assassination of Jimmy Hoffa. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino will star opposite each other as Sheeran and Hoffa, respectively. Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Joe Pesci, and Ray Romano will also star.
The teaser doesn’t show any footage, we only hear an exchange between De Niro’s Sheeran and an unknown character. The men say hello before the unknown character asks “I hear you paint houses?” A specific release date isn’t mentioned but the trailer does put a heavy emphasis on the film receiving a theatrical release. In the past, Netflix has had very limited theatrical releases but considering Scorsese’s pull in the industry and history with film it’s possible he’s worked out a deal for a larger theatrical release with The Irishman.
Check out the teaser below:
The Irishman hits Netflix and theaters sometime in the fall.