The Irishman: See Images Of Robert De Niro Through The Years

The Irishman

by James White |
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Apart from the fact that it sees Martin Scorsese marshalling together some of the biggest stars he's worked with, (and one or two new faces) and that it's gracing the current issue of Empire, the most exciting element of The Irishman is that it finds the director utilising some advanced de-aging technology on several actors. Take a look at how Robert De Niro looks through the years.


Robert De Niro in The Irishman

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The Irishman, adapted by Steven Zaillian from Charles Brandt's book I Heard You Paint Houses, sees De Niro as Frank Sheeran, a hitman who recalls his life working for the mob, which interweaves through the history of American organised crime. Al Pacino is Jimmy Hoffa, the union boss who famously disappeared, with Joe Pesci playing Russel Bufalino. Compared to the livelier stylistics of GoodFellas and visual razzmatazz of Casino, this looks like a more muted and murky trek into the criminal underworld, but the trailer (below) shows the incredible scope, sweeping camera moves, and energetic editing that has become Scorsese’s signature.

The likes of Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Jesse Plemons, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham and Jack Huston are also in the cast. The Irishman will be on limited release in Stateside cinemas on 1 November (and 8 November here) and hits Netflix on 27 November.

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