Joe Pesci and Al Pacino May Join Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro in The Irishman
09.14.10 by Ryan
Call it Martin Scorsese's The Expendables. The Goodfellas director is lining up an all-star cast for his next movie, the mob drama The Irishman, starting with Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. Deadline reports that DeNiro and Scorsese have been working together on the movie, which is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses that chronicles the exploits of mob hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran.
Reportedly, both Pacino and Pesci are looking to join in on the movie, which has a script from American Gangster screenwriter, Steven Zaillian. Scorsese is currently working in the 3-D movie The Invention of Hugo Cabret and, according to the report, is considering The Irishman among several other projects. Should Scorsese choose The Irishman next, it would be Scorsese's first movie with De Niro since 1995's Casino. De Niro and Pacino successfully teamed up in Heat and unsuccessfully in Righteous Kill. Pesci and De Niro also have a long working relationship, having appeared together in many of Scorsese's movies, such as Casino, Goodfellas, and Raging Bull. Could be an exciting project, should it ever come together.