Martin Scorsese's Long Awaited Gangster Flick The Irishman Will Be On Netflix In October

OMG February 7, 2019 By Hugo

Martin Scorsese's long-awaited Netflix debut The Irishman will be released on Netflix in October.

In an all-star cast, which includes Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, the gangster movie is thought to be the most expensive movie Scorsese has directed, working on a budget of around $105m.

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Like most Netflix movies, release dates are often only given a few months in advance, and all we knew was that it was "coming soon."

However, the comedian Sebastian Maniscalco revealed on the Joe Rogan podcast that "It's coming out in October."

A natural topic of interest in the discussion, Rogan was quick to ask Maniscalco what it was like working with such an all-star ensemble. "I didn't sleep for the first week leading up to the (first) scene, because I knew it was gonna be with De Niro and Pesci," he exclaimed.

"When I went in there, I told myself, 'I ain't talking to nobody. I'm going to speak when [I'm] spoken to.

"There was a part when they were lighting De Niro - we're standing face to face, and he's looking at me and I'm looking at him... I wasn't going to say nothing. And then he comes in [towards] my tie... [and says] 'Your tie needs to be tightened a little bit' - he cinched my tie."


However, while the movie sounds like a classic already in the making, reports have said that the film relies on quite a lot of CGI, allowing the likes of 75-year-old De Niro to come across as an authentic 30-year-old. 

The Irishman is adapted from Charles Brandt's book I Hear You Paint Houses.  The riveting text chronicles the life of gangster/assassin Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, played by Robert De Niro.

In an interview with the Independent, Scorsese said: "This is different, I think it is. I admit that there are - you know, Goodfellas and Casino have a certain style that I created for them - it's on the page in the script actually.

"Putting Goodfellas together was almost like an afterthought, at times I was kind of rushing, I felt I'd already done it because I'd played it all out in terms of the camera moves and the editing and that sort of thing.

"The style of the picture, the cuts, the freeze-frames, all of this was planned way in advance, but here it's a little different."

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