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Martin Scorsese's The Irishman Will Arrive On Netflix In October

 Martin Scorsese's The Irishman Will Arrive On Netflix In October

Martin Scorsese's eagerly anticipated new flick The Irishman is coming to Netflix in October.

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci have all reunited for the gangster film, which is the most expensive movie Scorsese has directed with a budget of around $105m (£82m).

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Until now, fans were left in the dark about a release date, with reports stating that it would land on Netflix 'this year'.

However, star Sebastian Maniscalco let the information slip on the Joe Rogan podcast, responding to the host's observations about the streaming service with: "It's coming out in October."

When Rogan questioned him about what it was like to work with such Hollywood legends, he said: "I didn't sleep for the first week leading up to the (first) scene, because I knew it was gonna be with De Niro and Pesci."

He continued: "When I went in there, I told myself, 'I ain't talking to nobody. I'm going to speak when [I'm] spoken to.

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"There was a part when they were lighting De Niro - we're standing face to face, and he's looking at me and I'm looking at him... I wasn't going to say nothing. And then he comes in [towards] my tie... [and says] 'Your tie needs to be tightened a little bit' - he cinched my tie."

Well, I can imagine that was pretty bloody terrifying.

According to reports, The Irishman relies on a fair bit of CGI - in some scenes the 75-year-old De Niro is playing a 30-year-old - which is why it cost so much to make.

The film is based on the book I Hear You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt and tells the tale of gangster/assassin Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, who is played by De Niro.

Speaking about the new movie to the Independent, Scorsese said: "This is different, I think it is. I admit that there are - you know, Goodfellas and Casino have a certain style that I created for them - it's on the page in the script actually.

Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro worked together on the new gangster film The Irishman. Credit: PA
Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro worked together on the new gangster film The Irishman. Credit: PA

"Putting Goodfellas together was almost like an afterthought, at times I was kind of rushing, I felt I'd already done it because I'd played it all out in terms of the camera moves and the editing and that sort of thing.

"The style of the picture, the cuts, the freeze-frames, all of this was planned way in advance, but here it's a little different."

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, US Entertainment, Netflix

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

 

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