Martin Scorsese's New Mob Film 'The Irishman' Gets The Green Light
It's time to get excited. Martin Scorsese's highly anticipated mob epic The Irishman is happening.
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci will all star in the film that was snapped up by Paramount and STX Entertainment at Cannes Film Festival.
"We could not be more excited or privileged to have secured the international rights to this incredible motion picture," STX international president David Kosse told Deadline. "Martin Scorsese is one of the world's most accomplished filmmakers and The Irishman is precisely the kind of premiere tentpole programming that will help distinguish STX as we continue to build our studio and especially our infrastructure overseas."
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The film will be based on Charles Brandt's non-fiction novel I Heard You Paint Houses about infamous mobster Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, who will be portrayed by De Niro.
"This is a cinematic event that is likely never going to be repeated," an exec said. "It's Scorsese back with [Robert] De Niro. It's Scorsese with [Al] Pacino for the first time. We strongly believe in the filmmakers' ability. The decision about who to go with really has come down to who shared our vision for the film and really believed in it."
Might as well just give them all of the Oscars now. This is going to be a masterpiece.