‘The Irishman’ Casting News

Director Martin Scorsese is planning on casting some big names for his upcoming film ‘The Irishman’. Robert De Niro is already set to play the main character, Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran. It’s being reported that Scorsese will also have Al Pacino & Joe Pesci come in and play supporting roles. There are a couple of projects that Scorsese is considering right now, but this seems to be the favorite for his next project after he’s finished with his 3D adaption of ‘Hugo Cabaret.’

Here’s a synopsis of the book this movie will be based on ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’ by Charles Brandt:

“‘I heard you paint houses’ are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank ‘the Irishman’ Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the U.S. Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually he would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani would name him as one of only two non-Italians on a list of 26 top mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, he did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. Sheeran’s important and fascinating story includes new information on other famous murders, and provides rare insight to a chapter in American history.”


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