Here is the first teaser trailer for The Irishman, the Martin Scorsese-directed film that stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Ray Romano and Harvey Keitel. The film will open the New York Film Festival and get a theatrical release by Netflix this fall before it moves to the streaming service.
The drama is an adaptation of Charles Brandt’s nonfiction book, I Heard You Paint Houses. The Irishman tells the story of Frank Sheeran, who admitted killing 25 men for the mob, including his friend, the Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa. Pesci plays Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino (who according to Sheeran’s testimony ordered the hit), Pacino plays Hoffa, and De Niro plays Sheeran. Steven Zaillian wrote the script.