Joe Pesci Finally Signs On To THE IRISHMAN

Joe Pesci leaving retirement for Scorsese's The Irishman

Joe Pesci leaving retirement for Scorsese's The Irishman

Al Pacino will also join the long-awaited Martin Scorsese film.

The Irishman will be based on author Charles Brandt's 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses, in which Sheeran detailed his alleged murder of mafia leader Jimmy Hoffa.

While Pesci, De Niro and Scorsese have worked together previously on Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino, The Irishman will mark the first time Pacino and Scorsese will work together and the first time the three Italian greats have been cast in the same film. Keitel hasn't starred in a Scorsese film for many years, but is known for Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, both of which he starred alongside De Niro as well. News came late Wednesday that after initially declining to appear in the film (apparently several times), frequent Scorsese stalwart Joe Pesci has joined the gangster movie.

Gaston Pavlovich, mooted to be one of the producers of The Irishman, hinted that CGI may be used to digitally un-age Pesci, De Niro, and Pacino for certain scenes, all of whom are now aged over 70.

According to Deadline, all four are set to lead the crime drama, which also has Bobby Cannavale on board.

Pesci will play mob boss Russell Bufalino, who has always been suspected of being involved in Hoffa's disappearance. "Imagine seeing what De Niro looked like in The Godfather 2 days, that's pretty much how you're going to see him again".

According to a Deadline report the acting supergroup is nearly confirmed to be starring in new film The Irishman - another mob film. Netflix has bought the rights to The Irishman which is aiming for a 2019 release date.

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