Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Is FINALLY Happening!

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Seriously exciting news has emerged from Cannes Film Festival this weekend… After a huge bidding war, Martin Scorsese is finally going ahead with ‘The Irishman’, as STX beat the likes of Universal, Fox and Lionsgate to the distribution rights.

If you’re not quite sure why this is exciting, let me break it down very simply for you…

It’s Martin Scorsese directing a mob movie. Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci are back together in it. Harvey Keitel is taking a break from doing car insurance adverts to appear in it. For the first time ever, and long overdue, Al Pacino will be starring in a Scorsese film. It’s a true story about a brutal crime boss. It’s definitely happening.

See, I told you it was exciting!

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It’s believe that Robert De Niro will be playing the lead role as real-life mob boss Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, but with a cast as strong as that, it’s unlikely his character will be the only one to stand out.

It’s good to see De Niro returning to what he does best, after the shite travesty that was ‘Dirty Grandpa’, and Joe Pesci is a welcome addition to pretty much any film in my eyes. It’s not yet known exactly how many times Pesci will swear, but there’s no doubt it’ll be a glorious amount…

There’s currently not a great deal of information available, but when there is, you can be sure we’ll give you an update!

We can’t wait…

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