Netflix has revealed the full-length trailer for Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated next film The Irishman, a few days ahead of its big premiere at the New York Film Festival.
The new trailer dropped on Wednesday night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and revealed more about the plot as well as another look at the film’s innovative de-aging VFX techniques. Based on Charles Brandt’s nonfiction book I Heard You Paint Houses, the film stars Al Pacino as the ill-fated Jimmy Hoffa, Robert De Niro as hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, and Joe Pesci as Russell Bufalino, the mob boss who steers him. With the background of the Kennedy assassination, the trailer shows Sheeran successfully infiltrating Hoffa’s inner circle. This is looking like one epic, densely packed movie.
Check out the full trailer for The Irishman below:
The Irishman sounds like the ultimate Scorsese movie not only because of the genre he has astutely made his own, but also because it reunites him with former muse Robert De Niro. The two are behind some of the greatest films ever made, including Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. But when you also consider this brings in the likes of Pacino and Pesci as well as Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jack Huston, Kathrine Narducci, Jesse Plemons, Domenick Lombardozzi, Paul Herman, Gary Basaraba, and Marin Ireland…Well, you’re looking a cast to match the film’s epic running time.
The trailer gives us our best look yet at the extensive de-aging techniques Scorsese and co. utilized for the film. Netflix picked up The Irishman, costing as much as $200 million to produce after Paramount stepped aside. Scorsese shot the movie on both film and digital and is relying on Industrial Light & Magic for that ability to de-age his principal cast for flashback sequences.
Steven Zaillian, who worked with Scorsese on Gangs of New York and has scripted films such as Moneyball, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and American Gangster, wrote the script based on Charles Brandt’s book.
In addition to being the biggest film at this year’s NYFF, The Irishman has lined up additional festival appearances around the world, including the Lumière Festival, and will be the centerpiece of the Rome Film Festival.
You can also check out the poster for the film below:
Netflix will release Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman in select theaters starting November 1st this fall, then streaming worldwide on November 27th.