Netflix just released the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s much-anticipated and long-awaited Jimmy Hoffa drama, The Irishman. The two-minute trailer shows off the visual effects de-aging process, letting the audience get a glimpse of a younger Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
The Irishman marks the ninth feature film Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese have collaborated on as actor and director, with the most recent prior to this gritty drama being Casino in 1995. News of a Jimmy Hoffa film first hit back in 2008, and Scorsese’s finally set to unveil the project this fall on Netflix and in select theaters.
The cast includes Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, and Anna Paquin. Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jack Huston, Kathrine Narducci, Jesse Plemons, Domenick Lombardozzi, Paul Herman, Gary Basaraba, and Marin Ireland are also featured in Scorsese’s The Irishman.
Steven Zaillan adapted Charles Brandt’s 2003 book, I Heard You Paint Houses, for the screen. Scorsese, De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler, Gerald Chamales, Gaston Pavlovich, and Randall Emmett produce.
Martin Scorsese’s behind the scenes team includes director of photography Rodrigo Prieto, production designer Bob Shaw, costume designers Christopher Peterson and Sandy Powell, and editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic was tapped to transform De Niro and the cast into younger versions of themselves for flashbacks.
“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.”