‘The Irishman’ is a movie that cinema buffs have long been waiting for. Netflix picked up the project that has some of the biggest legends in the industry behind it. It brings together Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci as they tell a story about the lives of union figures Frank Sheeran and Jimmy Hoffa who were linked to organized crime. Netflix has finally released the first trailer for this much awaited movie.
You won’t have to say much to sell someone on a movie that has Scorsese behind the lens and icons like De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci. However, there’s another reason why people are so interested in this film as Industrial Light & Magic is involved with the project.
It’s the special effects divison of Lucasfilm and it was tasked with de-aging the lead actors, De Niro in particular, since they will be playing their characters at different periods in life. The first trailer that has been released shows a younger De Niro playing the role of Sheeran.
It hasn’t been confirmed at this point in time when The Irishman is going to be released. It’s expected that the movie will be screened in select theaters in addition to being made available on Netflix.