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-Balaji Thangapandian | Film Theorist

On completing his dream project ‘Silence’, Martin Scorsese would be helming his long anticipated ‘Irishman’. And, more importantly, would be bringing his associates Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci on the silver screen again after decades.

Martin Scorsese

The Irishman is based on the Charles Brandt book I Heard You Paint Houses which is the deathbed story from mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran about the disappearance and death of Jimmy Hoffa. Steve Zailian adapted the book for the screen.

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci

The film is based on the true story of Frank Sheeran, a WWII veteran, who led lives of both a high ranking official for the labour Union, and also dabbled with organised crimes. He was rumoured as the much – sought after hitman associated with assassinations of President Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa.

The production house, Paramount is yet to strike a deal for international sales rights as the budget proposed is $100 million. And, the contracting with the actors is in progress. If all gets materialised,we would see the filming of Irishman proceeding further.

Tag: The Irishman, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Paramount pictures

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The production company of Leonardo DiCaprio Appian way has inked a pact with Paramount pictures. A three year collaboration for producing feature films and TV series.

As a part of the deal, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio unite for the fifth time for the adaption of one of the best selling novels ‘ The Devil In The White City ‘. Scorsese and DiCaprio had been partnered earlier for The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street. Their combination always proved as critical acclaim and blockbuster as well.
The novel ‘ The Devil In The White City ‘ is written by Erik Larson, which is about an architect, who works to build up the 1893 world’s fair, while a serial killer uses the fair to attract and kill women. Its going to be tension filled, edge of the seat thriller for us to witness Leo as a serial killer, and being directed by Martin Scorsese. The novel has been screen adapted by the academy award nominated Billy Ray.


The novel is based on the real life characters and events happened in 1893, Chicago, connecting the stories of Daniel H.Burnham, the architect behind the World’s fair. Leonardo DiCaprio plays as Dr H.H Holmes, the serial killer who lured his victims to their deaths in his elaborately constructed ‘Murder Castle. He had built his ‘World’s Fair Hotel’ complete with a gas chamber, dissection table, and a crematorium to dispose of the bodies.


Leonardo DiCaprio bought the adaptation rights of the novel in 2010, and the film is going to be produced in association with Paramount pictures and his production company Appian way. ‘I’ve had the pleasure of working with Brad and the team at Paramount Pictures on numerous projects throughout my career. I cannot think of a better home for Appian Way as we continue our growth,’ said DiCaprio in a statement.

‘Leo is one of the great talents of our time, said Paramount CEO Brad Grey. ‘He is a masterful actor, storyteller and producer, with impeccable taste and skill that has shaped his extraordinary career. Our first project together was ‘The Departed,’ before I came to Paramount. Since then, working with the legendary Martin Scorsese, we have partnered on two wonderful pictures, ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’

The production of ‘ The Devil In The White City ‘ has officially started. However, the release date is not yet announced. In meantime, let’s anticipate in seeing DiCaprio as one of the most prolific serial killers in the history of America.

Complied and written by: BT, Film Theorist

Tag: Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese , Paramount Pictures, The Devil in the White City, Serial Killer,  Dr H.H Holmes, Appian Way


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