The director’s team up with Netflix tells the story of mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, and what may have happened to Jimmy Hoffa.
The Irishman [is] an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
It looks, sounds, and feels like a Scorsese mob movie – due to that and the cast, I’m going to be watching it. The story spans decades – as you probably noticed, they went for de-aging tech over hiring younger actors. I’m hoping there are some more passes being done before releases, it still looks a little off but it’s not Princess Leia in Rogue One weird.
It’s based, in part, on Charles Brandt’s book about Sheeran’s life in the mob – I Heard You Paint Houses. Script is by Steven Zillian (Gangs of New York, All the King’s Men). The cast also includes Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jack Huston, Kathrine Narducci, and Jesse Plemons.