Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’: Everything you Need to Know

14 . Aug . 2019
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Everybody got excited for this movie ever since the trailer dropped and it is already picked for one of the biggest films of 2019. As it stands, The Irishman could become Netflix’s most successful movie at next year’s Academy Awards.

In the following article, we will dig deeper into Scorsese’s The Irishman movie with all the details about the release date, plot, cast, and trailer.

This film is an American-crime biopic that is based on the career of mobster hitman named Frank Sheeran. The Irishman is a Netflix Original and it is directed by the legendary director Martin Scorsese.

The movie is his first original title for the streaming service. It attracted so much attention just because of the familiar faces we did not expect to see working together ever again.

What is all about?
A former hitman for the mob, Frank Sheeran, is a World War II veteran. He developed some unique killing skills during the war in Italy. Using his special killing abilities he became a hitman for the mob.

However, at this time Frank is already old and reflects on the moments that defined his mob career. The biggest of them all the memory of his old friend Jimmy Hoffa, a former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters that mysteriously went missing in 1975, never to be seen again.

Who was Jimmy Hoffa?
He is an American labor union leader that stood as president for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1957 until 1971. James Riddle Hoffa or Jimmy Hoffa had spent four years in prison after actions that he was involved in during his presidency but it was pardoned by President Richard Nixon.

Hoffa became an important figure for the IBT, but the involvement in organized crime would eventually be his downfall.

Who is in the cast of The Irishman?
It is time to reveal what brings us all the excitement for this movie. It seems like the legendary director Martin Scorsese has some strings pulling the actors that already worked with him.

Frank Sheeran is played by Robert De Niro, followed by Jimmy Hoffa played by Al Pacino,
while Russel Bufalino will be played by Joe Pesci. Angelo Bruno is interpreted by Harvey Keitel an many more well-known actors. If it matches the hype, you might be sure that this is a future Oscar nominee.

When is the release date?
‘The Irishman’ will have a theatrical release prior to its arrival on Netflix which is a good thing. Even a wider theatrical release is requested by director Martin Scorsese which means that he created something extraordinary again that people would love.

The Irishman will premiere at 57 th New York Film Festival on the 27 th of September, but depending on the demand of wider release it is still not sure when will it come to Netflix.

It is like to be December or January, which matches with the anticipating months of the Oscars. So if you like gambling, it is probably as like that the ‘Irishman’ to be on the nominee list as the New England Patriots to be Superbowl favorites in the NFL odds.

How big is the production of ‘The Irishman’?
This is Martin Scorsese’s largest project costing more than $200 million. We can see the volume of this project examining the filming which took place in New York City and it lasted from August 2017 until March 2018.

Yes, it has been more than a year after the filming ended but they claim that post-production takes a lot of time and they want to make it really good.

They have plenty of visual work such as making actors look younger, and other de-aging visuals that have gone into production.

Everybody is excited about this movie, just because of the extraordinary talent that is in it. We haven’t seen this kind of film for a long time and all that work, dedication and talent will be available in just a couple of moths.