There’s nothing quite like a Martin Scorsese crime epic, and his fans have been chomping at the bit as they anticipate his upcoming film, The Irishman. Fortunately, news about the movie has started trickling in. NYFF just announced that The Irishman will open their festival in October. And minutes ago, Netflix dropped the first trailer for the movie.
Without further ado…
The Irishman trailer:
There’s a lot to enjoy about the film’s trailer; the immersive production design, the chilling score, and its cast of Hollywood legends. But what’s most thrilling is that The Irishman looks like pure, uncut Scorsese.
With all due respect to Silence, The Aviator, and Kundun, Scorsese is at his best when he gives himself over to the world of gangsters, hustlers, and thugs. The Irishman is Scorsese going back to basics and delivering a story full of bullets, bad guys, and blood. Expect this movie to show up on all your favourite critics’ best-of-year lists this December.
The Irishman synopsis:
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
The Irishman will appear in select theatres and on Netflix this fall.