One of the most widely accepted opinions in the world of pop culture is that Martin Scorsese is one of the absolute greatest filmmakers of all time. Well, later this year, he'll have a chance to prove that yet again when he gets the band back together for his new film, The Irishman. The new film, coming to the New York Film Festival (and later on Netflix) will tell an intense, sprawling story that Scorsese has wanted to tell for a while.
Esquire summed it up nicely in their new report on the film:
"Scorsese's upcoming film, which happens to be the director's first collaboration with Al Pacino, is another passion project for the filmmaker. After over 12 years, Scorsese is finally bringing his Jimmy Hoffa story to the screen, with Pacino as the infamous union leader. Charles Brandt's book, I Heard You Paint Houses, investigates Hoffa's ties to the mafia, centering around De Niro's character, Frank Sheeran (aka "The Irishman"). Mob nerds regard the Hoffa–and his mysterious death–as one of the most beguiling tales in crime lore history."
Check out the first trailer below as well as new images!