-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.
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.
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.
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