Mob movie fans, your day has finally arrived. The world’s greatest mobster movie director, Martin Scorsese, has brought together the holy trinity of mafia movie actors in one film for the first time ever, and we’ve got the trailer to prove it.
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci — who came out of retirement for the role — are together again for the first time in the debut trailer for Scorsese’s upcoming drama The Irishman. The film, which has been in production for what seems like forever, spans a number of decades in telling the story of alleged mafia hitman Frank Sheeran, who is rumored to have been involved with the killing of his friend and notorious labor union leader, Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino). Pesci is on board as mob boss Russell Bufalino, while Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Anna Paquin, Bobby Canavale, and Jesse Plemons round out the cast.
The movie was notoriously difficult to make, as it took some time for Scorsese to be satisfied with the CGI de-aging process applied to some of the actors. But even before the delays caused by the effects, the movie took a long time in getting off the ground, with De Niro first pitching Scorsese the idea in 2007 after reading the Sheeran biography I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. But now the film is finally here, and it definitely looks like it’s going to be worth the wait.
The Irishman will premiere at the New York Film Festival on Sept. 27 before heading to Netflix.