Initial shooting of “The Irishman” has officially wrapped up, says director Martin Scorsese via his Instagram page. The movie is based on a book called “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt. “The Irishman” marks Scorsese’s return to the gangster genre along side actor Robert De Niro.
The movie is about Frank Sheeran, whose nickname was The Irishman. Sheeran spent years as a hitman for the mob and is said to have carried out over 20 executions for them.
Scorsese says that the movie will make excellent use of the latest technology available to the movie industry. Much like how Kurt Russell and Brad Pitt have had their age changed in previous movies, Robert De Niro’s image will be altered by the best in the business so that he will be able to portray all versions of Frank Sheeran.
If you are excited for Scorsese’s latest addition to the gangster genre or are a fan of Robert De Niro, don’t get too excited. Netflix, who handled the budgeting for the film, currently have no plans to release the movie in 2018. Fans of De Nio and Scorsese will most likely have to wait until 2019 to get their hands on “The Irishman.”
About Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese is one of the most respected American movie directors, producers, and screen writers to ever live. Scorsese has been involved in the film industry since 1963 and was born in New York City in 1942.
Scorsese is close friends with Robert De Niro, for this reason, you will find De Niro in many of Scorsese’s films such as Casino and Cape Fear. Many of the films he has worked on have been written, directed and produced with the assistance of De Niro.
As well as the big screen, Scorsese has also worked in collaboration with premium cable news channel, HBO. Scorsese, along with Terence Winter, former Sopranos writer, created Boardwalk Empire, a television show that told the story of the consequences of prohibition in New Jersey. The series starred Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt.