Robert De Niro talks plans for The Irishman with Scorsese

It's been awhile since Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese have worked together. It's been at least fifteen years, the last movie i recall them doing together was CASINO.

Now De Niro is revealing plans for the next film that he's been working on with Scorsese called THE IRISHMAN. It's based on a book titled "I Heard You Paint Houses" by Charles Brandt. The story focuses on mobster Frank Sheeran who supposedly killed Jimmy Hoffa, Joe Gallo, and many others.

Scorsese is looking to one of the idols, Federico Fellini for inspiration on the project. De Niro says that, "We have a more ambitious idea, hopefully, to make it a two-part type of film or two films. It's an idea that came about from Eric Roth to combine these movies using the footage from 'Paint Houses' to do another kind of a [film that is] 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." Sounds like it's already shaping up to be another great film for Scorsese. It will be great to see De Niro and Scorsese team up again and on a possible two part film nonetheless.

Watch the video below to see De Niro talk THE IRISHMAN.

Extra Tidbit: Do you guys think that Scorsese will definitely go with Leonardo DiCaprio for his Frank Sinatra biopic?
Source: MTV Movies Blog



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