It feels like we've been waiting forever but Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" finally has a premiere date.
The first look images from Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" have been released and we are even more excited.
Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, it has also been revealed that the movie will receive its world premiere on September 27 at the New York Film Festival.
The film, which has been in development for nearly a decade, has been described as a “passion project” for veteran director Martin Scorsese, who won the 2007 Best Director Oscar for "The Departed."
In "The Irishman," which was adapted from Charles Brandt’s 2004 bestselling "I Heard You Paint Houses," Scorsese continues his love affair with gritty crime dramas that feature Irish undertones.
Esquire reports that Robert DeNiro plays Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, a hitman for Jimmy Hoffa who ends up being ordered by a crime boss to kill Hoffa himself. This is DeNiro and Scorcese’s ninth time working together.
"The Irishman is so many things: rich, funny, troubling, entertaining and, like all great movies, absolutely singular," said New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones.
"It’s the work of masters, made with a command of the art of cinema that I’ve seen very rarely in my lifetime, and it plays out at a level of subtlety and human intimacy that truly stunned me. All I can say is that the minute it was over my immediate reaction was that I wanted to watch it all over again."
"It’s an incredible honor that The Irishman has been selected as the Opening Night of the New York Film Festival," Scorsese said in the statement.
"I greatly admire the bold and visionary selections that the festival presents to audiences year after year. The festival is critical to bringing awareness to cinema from around the world. I am grateful to have the opportunity to premiere my new picture in New York alongside my wonderful cast and crew."
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