Al Pacino And Joe Pesci Could Join “The Irishman”
Veteran actors Al Pacino and Joe Pesci are considering joining the cast of the upcoming mob biopic “The Irishman.” Robert DeNiro and Martin Scorcese are teaming up for the production and direction of the film which is based on the book “I Heard You Paint Houses.”
The film will tell the story of mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran who is the assassin who is rumored to have killed not only Joe Gallo, but Jimmy Hoffa as well. “The Irishman” is one of many films that Scorcese could move to next as he is currently working on “Hugo Cabret.” DeNiro is uncertain at this point whether the film will be made into a two part series or not with two writers (Steve Zaillian, Eric Roth) working on scripts.
Pacino, DeNiro, Pesci, and Scorcese are some of the biggest names in Hollywood, especially when it comes to mob films. Pacino and DeNiro teamed up for the films “Heat” and “Righteous Kill.” DeNiro, Pesci, and Scorcese worked together on “Goodfellas,” “Casino,” and “Raging Bull,” but this would mark the first time all four men have worked together.