Martin Scorsese’s New Movie ‘The Irishman’ Will Debut On Netflix!

Martin Scorsese is on par with the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock whilst being considered as one of the most brilliant directors in history.


Martin is not only a director but also a screenwriter, film historian, and producer. His career is directly responsible for the renowned films such as Goodfellas, The wolf of wall street, Cape fear and The departed. Now he is planning on teaming up with none other than Robert De Niro for the movie, The Irishman. The filming of the movie will start next year and be released on Netflix.

The movie is an adaption of a book written in 2004 called “I Heard You Paint Houses” which is mob slang in reference to hitmen who splatter the walls with the blood of the people they have murdered. The Irishman will be centered on the actual life of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, who is a mobster. As a killer accused of having connections with the Bufalino family of crime, whilst basically being a hitman for hire.

Sheeran allegedly killed no less than 25 people including Jimmy Hoffa, team leader. According to the team behind the production of the film, they plan on altering Robert digitally in lieu of casting actors for all the different stages of his life.

Gaston Pavlovich, the producer of the film, said to CinemaBlend: “So we’ve seen some tests and it looks extraordinary. We were able to film Bob and just do a scene. We saw it come down to when he was like 20, 40, 60, so we’re looking forward to that, from that point of view, for The Irishman. Imagine seeing what De Niro looked like in The Godfather: Part II days, that’s pretty much how you’re going to see him again.”

The second Godfather movie was released just two years before Scorsese’s Taxi Driver where De Niro said one of the most renowned lines in history. Scorsese’s most recent film, Silence did very well at the Box office. Premiering his most recent film starring Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson, in front of an audience of 400 priests at the Vatican, Scorsese wasn’t playing around.

Taking a whole 27 years to bring it life the script is solely based on the novel by Shūsaku Endō from 1966. In 2013 Scorsese told Deadline: “My initial interests in life were very strongly formed by what I took seriously at that time, and 45-50 years ago I was steeped in the Roman Catholic religion. As you get older, ideas go and come. Questions, answers, loss of the answer again and more questions, and this is what really interests me.”

“Yes, the cinema and the people in my life and my family are most important, but ultimately as you get older, there’s got to be more. Much, much more.The very nature of secularism right now is really fascinating to me, but at the same time do you wipe away what could be more enriching in your life, which is an appreciation or some sort of search for that which is spiritual and transcends?”

At the moment the movie has a rating of 84 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus being: “Silence ends Martin Scorsese’s decades-long creative quest with a thoughtful, emotionally resonant look at spirituality and human nature that stands among the director’s finest works.”
Sounds great.