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Robert De Niro is still pretty sure that The Irishman will go ahead even if that companion film doesn't

12.15.2010

One could only hope for a Scorsese/Pesci/De Niro reunion. Then add Al Pacino to the equation and you start to freak out. Is it possible? Could it really happen?

Well, they've been working on it. But will the stars align?

De Niro and Scorsese have been planning on a companion film to the organized crime tale, THE IRISHMAN. Um...what? The idea, according to De Niro, was to make a second film, "reminiscent of a kind of '8 1/2,' 'La Dolce Vita,' [a] certain kind of biographical, semi-biographical type of Hollywood movie a director and the actor based on things Marty and I have experienced and kind of overlapping them." This was back in April.

During press for LITTLE FOCKERS, De Niro spoke more on both films. He sounded doubtful that the companion film would actually happen, "We have a very good script that Steven Zaillian wrote, and that we're definitely doing," he said of the straight-forward IRISHMAN flick. "The other idea is more ambitious, to do one with Eric [Roth, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON] doing a flashback/flashforward kind of thing and to do two movies in one and then separate them as movies. I don't know if that will happen."

Okay, I think I've caught up now. They will most likely be doing THE IRISHMAN, but may not be able to pull off the second companion film. Alright, got it.

They are looking to start production next year. The story is based on the novel, "I Heard You Paint Houses" about "a World War II vet-turned-mob hitman with rumored ties to the assassinations of President Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa." De Niro confirmed that the dream team would be on board, "[W]e do have the one that we're definitely doing. Me, Joe Pesci, Pacino and Marty Scorsese directing."

De Niro is still hopeful about that second companion film, "I would like it to happen if we can get it going."

Extra Tidbit: Which do you prefer--CASINO or GOODFELLAS?
Source: MTV Movies Blog

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10:31AM on 12/17/2010
I miss the fuck out of Joe Pesci.
I miss the fuck out of Joe Pesci.
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9:50AM on 12/17/2010
PuffCity said it all: This movie is a wet dream come true.

Only I wish they had stuck with the original title, I remember reading in an earlier article that this is the first thing that Jimmy Hoffa said to him. Painting houses meaning painting them with people's blood.
The Irishman is way too generic and too similar to Kill The Irishman.
PuffCity said it all: This movie is a wet dream come true.

Only I wish they had stuck with the original title, I remember reading in an earlier article that this is the first thing that Jimmy Hoffa said to him. Painting houses meaning painting them with people's blood.
The Irishman is way too generic and too similar to Kill The Irishman.
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8:48PM on 12/16/2010

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I hope nobody here still really thinks these guys are any good anymore?? i don't mean that disrespectfully its just these guys are done, we aren't interested in seeing them in starring roles anymore, the only smart one is Joe pesci, he went of the radar he didnt wanna ruin his rep completely. These guys can be awesome supporting players now, with just a few scenes they can change the whole tone of a movies, c'mon guys, let these guys sleep with the fishes.
I hope nobody here still really thinks these guys are any good anymore?? i don't mean that disrespectfully its just these guys are done, we aren't interested in seeing them in starring roles anymore, the only smart one is Joe pesci, he went of the radar he didnt wanna ruin his rep completely. These guys can be awesome supporting players now, with just a few scenes they can change the whole tone of a movies, c'mon guys, let these guys sleep with the fishes.
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8:16PM on 12/16/2010
@Oldman, Gary (wtf) Who are you to tell Pacino, De Niro, and Pesci that those "were not good performances or decisions". No matter how you feel about those movies, their performances were fine. Just because you didn't like them doesn't mean someone else didn't and their careers weren't ruined. These guys don't need to "be revived". They are good actors and well respected actors.

I love people who act like the know more about actors than the actors do themselves!

This obviously will be a
@Oldman, Gary (wtf) Who are you to tell Pacino, De Niro, and Pesci that those "were not good performances or decisions". No matter how you feel about those movies, their performances were fine. Just because you didn't like them doesn't mean someone else didn't and their careers weren't ruined. These guys don't need to "be revived". They are good actors and well respected actors.

I love people who act like the know more about actors than the actors do themselves!

This obviously will be a great flick. I can't wait.
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6:30AM on 12/16/2010
goodfellas is the better film
goodfellas is the better film
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11:23PM on 12/15/2010
Would love to see this happen.
Would love to see this happen.
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10:59PM on 12/15/2010

Glad he's casting unknowns

Good for Scorcese to give these guys a chance at the top. People need to stop hatin'
Good for Scorcese to give these guys a chance at the top. People need to stop hatin'
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10:45PM on 12/15/2010
This may be the first time that ONE movie is able to revive three or four careers.

I really hope it's good so that we can get the old DeNiro, Pesci and Pacino back. 88 minutes, Righteous Kill, Meet The Fockers, Love Ranch, Hide and seek etc. These were not good performances or decisions.

Hopefully, they'll work hard on this movie and return them to their former glory.
This may be the first time that ONE movie is able to revive three or four careers.

I really hope it's good so that we can get the old DeNiro, Pesci and Pacino back. 88 minutes, Righteous Kill, Meet The Fockers, Love Ranch, Hide and seek etc. These were not good performances or decisions.

Hopefully, they'll work hard on this movie and return them to their former glory.
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10:15PM on 12/15/2010
I'm a casino man myself. Hope the Irishman is as good as both of them.
I'm a casino man myself. Hope the Irishman is as good as both of them.
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9:31PM on 12/15/2010
This needs to happen to wash out the bad taste left in my mouth by Righteous Kill.
This needs to happen to wash out the bad taste left in my mouth by Righteous Kill.
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10:04PM on 12/15/2010
I couldn't have said it any better myself. Righteous Kill fuckin' sucked! I thought it was gonna be the next HEAT but boy was I wrong! Like wtf were they thinking?! IDK if it's the old age or what but Bobby and Al have been making some shitty choices lately.
I couldn't have said it any better myself. Righteous Kill fuckin' sucked! I thought it was gonna be the next HEAT but boy was I wrong! Like wtf were they thinking?! IDK if it's the old age or what but Bobby and Al have been making some shitty choices lately.
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8:28PM on 12/15/2010
Goodfellas is one of the greatest films ever made. really comparing it to anything isnt even fair for the other film.
Goodfellas is one of the greatest films ever made. really comparing it to anything isnt even fair for the other film.
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7:57PM on 12/15/2010
CASINO. The pen stabbing scene always does it for me. Little tidbit... Believe it or not, I really don't care if you do or you don't... My dad used to work for a company called Emiliani and deliver hair products to Joe Pesci's barber shop in Nutley. That's just cool to me. (This was before he was famous btw and actually was a barber.) Joe's from my hometown.
CASINO. The pen stabbing scene always does it for me. Little tidbit... Believe it or not, I really don't care if you do or you don't... My dad used to work for a company called Emiliani and deliver hair products to Joe Pesci's barber shop in Nutley. That's just cool to me. (This was before he was famous btw and actually was a barber.) Joe's from my hometown.
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7:32PM on 12/15/2010

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I think my picture says it all.
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7:13PM on 12/15/2010

GOODFELLAS!

And this is some pretty awesomely fantastically ridiculously great news. To say I can't wait would be an understatement. But I can't wait.
And this is some pretty awesomely fantastically ridiculously great news. To say I can't wait would be an understatement. But I can't wait.
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6:57PM on 12/15/2010

Awesome news

Really hope this comes together.

ET: Goodfellas, hands down.
Really hope this comes together.

ET: Goodfellas, hands down.
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6:49PM on 12/15/2010
Goodfellas.
Goodfellas.
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6:48PM on 12/15/2010

This movie is a wet dream come true

ET: I would normally say Casino because I love the setting of the movie, however Sharon Stone is fucking annoying in that movie and it drags too much on her story at the end, which makes it longer than it should be. Thus, Goodfellas, but Casino is really close.
ET: I would normally say Casino because I love the setting of the movie, however Sharon Stone is fucking annoying in that movie and it drags too much on her story at the end, which makes it longer than it should be. Thus, Goodfellas, but Casino is really close.
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6:47PM on 12/15/2010
Casino.
Casino.
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6:39PM on 12/15/2010
Goodfellas
Goodfellas
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