Scorsese's return to the gangster genre is probably the most anticipated film of the fall film season.
After Netflix had a first look at Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" earlier this week, Netflix posted the sprawling teaser trailer for the best of the anticipated gangster epic. "The Irishman", based on Charles Brandt's novel "I Heard You Paint Houses," reunites Scorsese with his former muse Robert De Niro and his Oscar-winning "Goodfellas," Joe Pesci. The gangster movie features Al Pacino, who has never worked with Scorsese before.
"The Irishman" plays De Niro as Frank Sheeran, a World War II veteran who became a mob hitman and played a role in Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance. Pacino plays the infamous union boss Hoffa. The supporting actors are Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano and Anna Paquin. All major players will eventually be seen in the teaser trailer, which spans decades and tells Sheeran's life story in the crowd.
One of the biggest stories about "The Irishman" are the visual effects that Scorsese has used for aging his actor. De Niro, for example, plays Sheeran at different ages thanks to VFX technology, which helps the actor to look decades younger. The teaser trailer ends with a view of a younger De Niro, although the director certainly still perfects the special effects before the release of the film.
"The Irishman" premieres at the New York Film Festival 201
"There will be a kind of theater component," Rosenthal said about the film. "You've got to have it, it's a different experience from home, in a theater you can start laughing at something because people are next to it They laugh – and "The Irishman" is very funny, much like "Goodfellas" was funny.
Netflix will release "The Irishman" in selected theaters and on his streaming platform this fall See the first official trailer to the drama below.