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Netflix's most ambitious project is coming to the streaming serves sooner than you think. The Irishman has a star-studded cast including cinema legend Robert De Niro. De Niro will play the title role alongside Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Jesse Plemons and Harvey Keitel. If you hadn't guessed yet, it's a gangster film which has been directed by Martin Scorsese. If you weren't impressed with the cast, then maybe the fact that Netflix spent a whopping $105m (£82m) will get your attention.
The film is based on a book called I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt and tells the story of Frank Sheeran, a gangster, hitman and World War Two veteran who was involved with some of the most notorious people of the 20th century. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, the plot will revolve around the Osage Nation, who became the richest people per capita in the world after they discovered oil under their land - and began to be murdered one by one.
It also follows teamster boss, Jimmy Hoffa, who is played by Al Pacino. Hoffa, who was a prolific union worker got caught up in criminal dealings and organised crime.
"It came down to the newly created Bureau of Investigation, to overcome the corrupting influences from oil money and politics to solve the murder mystery, one that would bring the FBI to prominence," the plot synopsis offers.
Another of the actors set to star in the film, Sebastian Maniscalco, told Joe Rogan about the pressure of working with legends of the industry: "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.
"When I went in there, I told myself, 'I ain't talking to nobody. I'm going to speak when [I'm] spoken to.
"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."
Not intimidating at all.
When Joe asked when he could expect the film to come out, Maniscalco replied: "It's coming out in October."
So, there you have it, Netflix's biggest gangster film will be coming to your screens in just a few months.
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