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Joe Pesci Will Join Up With Martin Scorsese For His Latest Mob Thriller

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Joe Pesci Will Join Up With Martin Scorsese For His Latest Mob Thriller

Halle-flaming-lujah! Joe Pesci is coming back to our screens.

The Hollywood legend, known forever as Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas, will once again team up with Martin Scorsese and Robert Di Niro.

The Goodfellas film won Pesci an Oscar and Golden Globe for his role.

Scorsese's new film, The Irishman, was originally due to star Pesci but then it was rumoured to be going ahead without the award-winning actor.

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But now, the trio, plus Al Pacino, look like they'll be teaming up for another classic.

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Scorsese's long-time editing partner Thelma Schoonmaker appeared to confirm the news during an interview about his latest film, Silence.

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She told Crave: "He wants to make more films like Silence, that are spiritual, basically, but not set in 17th century Japan.

"So, hopefully we'll be able to make that. Not the next one, the next one is The Irishman, which is De Niro and Joe Pesci and elderly gangsters. So, that'll be very different from Silence."

But it doesn't sound a million miles away from Goodfellas, which is bloody brilliant!

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Originally, according to The Independent, Pesci had 'repeatedly told Scorsese no', in regards to featuring in the film, but now there would appear to have been a U-turn.

Production has already begun on the film, with lucrative rights picked up at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Netflix are rumoured to have acquired worldwide rights to the film.

It would seem almost a funny move by Pesci, who has only featured in a handful of films, including three Lethal Weapon's since the mid-1990s.

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The question would be, what do we mean by funny, Joe?

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The Irishman, also known as I Heard You Paint Houses (gangster speak for contract killings, where the paint means blood), is based on the book by Charles Brandt which follows the "biggest mob hit in history."

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De Niro will play the title role, Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, but Pesci's role remains under wraps.

Last year De Niro and Pesci collected an award as their 1995 classic film Casino was entered into the Movie Hall Of Fame at the Guy's Choice 2016 awards.

The Irishman will be the first time Scorcese has linked up with Al Pacino, who starred in another mob classic, The Godfather. It's De Niro's 10th time working with the award-winning director.

Anyone get the feeling this is going to be another classic?

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Topics: Film, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese

Michael Minay
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