Martin Scorsese’s New Movie 'The Irishman' Will Debut On Netflix
Martin Scorsese is up there with Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick as one of the greatest directors of all time.
The American director, producer, screenwriter, and film historian's career has been responsible for epic films such as Goodfellas, Cape Fear, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Departed.
Now Scorsese is teaming up with Robert De Niro for The Irishman, which will be the ninth collaboration between the two. The movie will begin filming next year and will be released by the streaming giant Netflix.
The Irishman is adapted from a 2004 book named 'I Heard You Paint Houses', which is mob slang term for hitmen who splatter walls with people's blood.
The film will centre on the real life of mobster Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran. The killer was accused of having links with the Bufalino crime family and essentially was a gun for hire, allegedly killing up to 25 people including Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa.
The team behind the film are planning on digitally altering Robert De Niro instead of getting different actors to play Sheeran during different parts of his life.
Producer Gaston Pavlovich told CinemaBlend: "So we've seen some tests and it looks extraordinary. We were able to film Bob and just do a scene. We saw it come down to when he was like 20, 40, 60, so we're looking forward to that, from that point of view, for The Irishman.
"Imagine seeing what De Niro looked like in The Godfather: Part II days, that's pretty much how you're going to see him again."
The second instalment to The Godfather was released two years before De Niro produced one of the most iconic lines in movie history in Taxi Driver, also directed by Scorsese.
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The film's script is based on Shūsaku Endō's 1966 novel of the same ame and it's taken Scorsese 27 years to bring the idea to life.
Scorsese told Deadline in 2013: "My initial interests in life were very strongly formed by what I took seriously at that time, and 45-50 years ago I was steeped in the Roman Catholic religion. As you get older, ideas go and come. Questions, answers, loss of the answer again and more questions, and this is what really interests me.
"Yes, the cinema and the people in my life and my family are most important, but ultimately as you get older, there's got to be more. Much, much more."
"The very nature of secularism right now is really fascinating to me, but at the same time do you wipe away what could be more enriching in your life, which is an appreciation or some sort of search for that which is spiritual and transcends?"
The film currently has an 84 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the site's critical consensus stating: "Silence ends Martin Scorsese's decades-long creative quest with a thoughtful, emotionally resonant look at spirituality and human nature that stands among the director's finest works."
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