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Martin Scorsese gathers gangsters: De Niro, Pesci and Pacino

09.13.2010

They may all be getting on in years, but who wouldn't want another mobster movie with stars from GOODFELLAS and THE GODFATHER movies?

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese spreads his interests around, but always seems to gravitate back to getting his gangster on (see HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" for evidence). Now he and frequent collaborator Robert De Niro want to bring the families together for THE IRISHMAN, a mob drama based on Charles Brandt's book "I Heard You Paint Houses," and Deadline says that Al Pacino and Joe Pesci want to join in.

The book blurb: "I heard you paint houses" are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the U.S. Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually he would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani would name him as one of only two non-Italians on a list of 26 top mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, he did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself.

De Niro has been talking about the project for a while, including the possibility of making two movies. But we've been waiting for the Scorsese/De Niro duo to reunite for years -- their previous attempt at a mob-themed crime thriller, FRANKIE MACHINE, never got to the starting line. We'll see if they can get there this time.

Extra Tidbit: Any reunion should be better than another RIGHTEOUS KILL...
Source: Deadline

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11:41PM on 09/15/2010
Why has this not been started already, lets go!!!!!!
Why has this not been started already, lets go!!!!!!
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8:05PM on 09/15/2010
Fuck yes!
Fuck yes!
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2:25PM on 09/15/2010
De Niro... Pacino... Scorsese... add a pinch of Pesci... stir for two hours... viola! You've just created movie history.
De Niro... Pacino... Scorsese... add a pinch of Pesci... stir for two hours... viola! You've just created movie history.
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11:47AM on 09/14/2010
double post..oops
double post..oops
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11:46AM on 09/14/2010
I don't think anybody can think this is a bad idea! Let's get this filming alreadY!!
I don't think anybody can think this is a bad idea! Let's get this filming alreadY!!
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11:43AM on 09/14/2010

Awesome

Totally down with this. I'm uneasy about how many douchebags are crying out for Nicholson or DiCaprio to join in though. This ain't the fucking Departed. Nicholson has already played Hoffa once. Give it a rest. Either way, this would be awesome if it happened.
Totally down with this. I'm uneasy about how many douchebags are crying out for Nicholson or DiCaprio to join in though. This ain't the fucking Departed. Nicholson has already played Hoffa once. Give it a rest. Either way, this would be awesome if it happened.
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11:25AM on 09/14/2010
Please, please PLEASE! Make this happen.
Please, please PLEASE! Make this happen.
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11:09AM on 09/14/2010
Sounds AMAZING, let's hope Pacino can tone down his shoutiness for it and remind us of what a total legend he is!
Sounds AMAZING, let's hope Pacino can tone down his shoutiness for it and remind us of what a total legend he is!
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11:47AM on 09/14/2010
I think if this does happen and Scorsese is behind the camera, he'll tone Pacino down. It'll be great.
I think if this does happen and Scorsese is behind the camera, he'll tone Pacino down. It'll be great.
12:35PM on 09/14/2010
I think you're right, no one has ever acted badly in a Scorcese flick.
I think you're right, no one has ever acted badly in a Scorcese flick.
10:24AM on 09/14/2010
Hell yes. All the elements sound like they're there to make this something special.
Hell yes. All the elements sound like they're there to make this something special.
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9:59AM on 09/14/2010
Throw in leo and my paants may just get sticky..
Throw in leo and my paants may just get sticky..
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8:53AM on 09/14/2010
Would they let Rudy play himself? (I would guess it's in the end)
Would they let Rudy play himself? (I would guess it's in the end)
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8:52AM on 09/14/2010
I don't want to believe this cause if it turns pear shape it will be the biggest let down.
I don't want to believe this cause if it turns pear shape it will be the biggest let down.
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8:43AM on 09/14/2010

OMFG, Yes, Please!

For the love of Joe Pesci, make this happen!
For the love of Joe Pesci, make this happen!
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4:36AM on 09/14/2010
I am seriously praying to some form of higher life that they get heir shit together and make this cos I want to see another goodfellas or casino and if this happens i can die a happy man
I am seriously praying to some form of higher life that they get heir shit together and make this cos I want to see another goodfellas or casino and if this happens i can die a happy man
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2:43AM on 09/14/2010
this would be pretty cool! I'd like to see Pesci back again!
this would be pretty cool! I'd like to see Pesci back again!
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2:30AM on 09/14/2010

Crossing my fingers!

Please let this happen! O man to see these guys all together would be unbelievably awesome. I'd LOVE to see Pesci up there with them too, he's always been one of my favorites, especially with Scorcese
Please let this happen! O man to see these guys all together would be unbelievably awesome. I'd LOVE to see Pesci up there with them too, he's always been one of my favorites, especially with Scorcese
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2:19AM on 09/14/2010

I am going in to hypersleep right now, you know when to wake me up !!!

Please !!
Please !!
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1:49AM on 09/14/2010
Please get Ray Liotta in that action as well and yes, 2 movies indeed! This made my millenium!
Please get Ray Liotta in that action as well and yes, 2 movies indeed! This made my millenium!
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12:42AM on 09/14/2010

If there is a God, it would let this happen!!

Please!!!!!!!
Please!!!!!!!
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11:34PM on 09/13/2010
I would positively die from happiness.
I would positively die from happiness.
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11:01PM on 09/13/2010
Holy SHit. This would be a dream come true. The worst this movie could be is great. If all three are cast, I would love to see DiCaprio and maybe Nicholson getting in on this as well.
Holy SHit. This would be a dream come true. The worst this movie could be is great. If all three are cast, I would love to see DiCaprio and maybe Nicholson getting in on this as well.
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12:34AM on 09/14/2010
DiCaprio would be a good look, maybe Ray Liotta as well?
DiCaprio would be a good look, maybe Ray Liotta as well?
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10:45PM on 09/13/2010

I don't believe what I just read!

Not only are they talking about De Niro reteaming with Scorsese, not only is Joe Pesci maybe signing on to another movie after "The Love Ranch," but Al Motherfucking Pacino is maybe gonna be in a Scorsese movie?!? With De Niro and Pesci!?!?!?

This sounds great. This sounds terrific. This sounds like everyone's three favorite Italian-American actors are considering working together with America's favorite Italian-American director, which seems somehow improbable. How I'd love to really
Not only are they talking about De Niro reteaming with Scorsese, not only is Joe Pesci maybe signing on to another movie after "The Love Ranch," but Al Motherfucking Pacino is maybe gonna be in a Scorsese movie?!? With De Niro and Pesci!?!?!?

This sounds great. This sounds terrific. This sounds like everyone's three favorite Italian-American actors are considering working together with America's favorite Italian-American director, which seems somehow improbable. How I'd love to really believe this is true, but even if the project happens, this is the Dream Team cast, and we all know how rarely these things come together without a hitch. Oh, God, let this be true!
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10:39PM on 09/13/2010
Please God let this happen!
Please God let this happen!
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10:39PM on 09/13/2010
Sounds like a great idea to me. With Scorsese involved, you know it has to be better than Righteous Kill. I bet Leo DiCaprio would be the Irishman, unless I'm way off of what the correct age for the character will be in the film.
Sounds like a great idea to me. With Scorsese involved, you know it has to be better than Righteous Kill. I bet Leo DiCaprio would be the Irishman, unless I'm way off of what the correct age for the character will be in the film.
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10:38PM on 09/13/2010
PLEASE HAPPEN! Its great to see BOTH De Niro and Pesci return to a Scorsese flick, but I always wondered why him and Pacino have yet to work together, so I'm REAL excited to hear the possibility that all of them will come together in one movie. All it needs is Dicaprio in a supporting role.
PLEASE HAPPEN! Its great to see BOTH De Niro and Pesci return to a Scorsese flick, but I always wondered why him and Pacino have yet to work together, so I'm REAL excited to hear the possibility that all of them will come together in one movie. All it needs is Dicaprio in a supporting role.
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