Martin Scorsese's THE IRISHMAN Will Be Released on Netflix During Thanksgiving

Updated: The following news regarding the release date of The Irishmen is said to be inaccurate. There is no release date yet.

One of my most anticipated films of the year is Martin Scorese’s upcoming Netflix movie, The Irishman. I’m excited to see the filmmaker make another mob movie, this time with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel. It’s also going to be really interesting to see these actors de-aged with CGI tech.

Thanks to producer Irwin Winkler, we now know that the movie will be released during Thanksgiving of this year. He made the announcement while a guest on Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal podcast.

One of the reasons the film has been taking so long to be released is because Scorsese wants the visual effects used for the de-aging to be top-notch work. When previously talking about this, the filmmaker said:

“I love 35mm. Even this new one I’m doing, The Irishman, or the actual title should be I Heard You Paint Houses, we shot as much 35 as possible. However, there’s a great deal of CGI because we’re doing this youthification of De Niro, Pesci, and Al Pacino. They had to be CGI. They had to be a camera with three lenses. I was just crazy.

“Why I’m concerned, we’re all concerned is that we’re so used to watching them as the older faces. When we put them all together, it cuts back and forth. The thing I talked about before in New York to you. Now, it’s real. Now, I’m seeing it. Now, certain shots need more work on the eyes, need more work on why these exactly the same eyes from the plate shot, but the wrinkles and things have changed. Does it change the eyes at all? If that’s the case, what was in the eyes that I liked? Was it intensity? Was it gravitas? Was it threat?”

The Irishman is based on Charles Brandt’s book, I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa, and there's a lot of controversy surrounding the story as it's based on the deathbed confession of Frank "The Irishman” Sheeran.

"The hit man claimed to tell the real story of the disappearance of former Teamsters boss Hoffa. However, the account Sheeran told to Brandt has been disputed. Still, the FBI actually thought enough of Sheeran’s confession to pull up several floor boards from a house where he said he shot and killed Hoffa to look for DNA evidence. Latter the bureau said that the samples found weren’t from Hoffa."

Are you excited to see how Scrosese’s new film turns out?

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