Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro go for Irishman

Making ninth movie together

Robert De Niro

Martin Scorsese has revealed that he is to team up with Robert De Niro for an epic ninth time with crime drama The Irishman.

The pair have been responsible for some of cinema’s finest dramas over the past 30 plus years, with notable team-ups Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and GoodFellas all earning both much kudos.

The Irishman marks the first time that Scorsese and De Niro have worked together in 15 years after 1995's Casino.

Based on Charles Brandt’s novel I Heard You Paint Houses, Irishman follows the life of former union official Frank Sheeran, who becomes a mob hitman.

The script is currently being polished by Gangs Of New York screenwriter Steve Zallian. Previously, the project was being touted as a vehicle for Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, though no word if they’re still involved.

Next for Scorsese is 3D kid film Hugo Cabret with Chloe Moretz, which opens December 2011.

Tantalising prospect?Or bid for faded former glory? Tell us your thoughts below...


    • abbasmomin

      Dec 13th 2010, 10:42

      Hell Yeah! The boys are back in town (only they're not "boys" anymore). *Sniff* my prayers have been answered. :)

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    • Avengers

      Dec 13th 2010, 17:38

      This might be just what DeNiro needs, to work with the man who has made him an icon. Maybe it might drag him out of the doldrum's of recent years bad movies. Righteous Kill anyone!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Attila

      Dec 14th 2010, 11:26

      That's awesome! ... Plus: I hope that "Sinatra" will really feature DeNiro and Pacino, as rumors tell us.

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    • fuzzydunlop1

      Dec 14th 2010, 22:12

      Excellent news! It's high time DeNiro left those Fockers alone.

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    • FBDBurns

      Jul 6th 2011, 19:06

      De Niro and Scorsese in a film about America's history -

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    • aragorn01

      Oct 31st 2011, 8:29

      wait...i thought this was initially a vehicle for reuniting Scorsese with De Niro AND De Niro and Pacino. i mean, it won't be De Niro REPLACING Pacino, right...?? if so, i'd be really disappointed. what i really want though a film featuring all the great 70's star thespians of the silver screen, De Niro, Pacino, Nicholson, Hoffman and Duvall...and heck, bring Hackman back from retirement. would that be possible, bringing all those living legends on the screen together for the first time!!

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