Ah, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. The Netflix release has been one of the most talked-about movies on the slate for the rest of the year, but it’s been the least-seen, as well. Aside from that brief Super Bowl trailer, where we just saw a CGI shell-casing fall to the ground as it helped spelled out the cast’s names, it’s been absolute radio silence from the streaming company since then. Now, we’ve finally got a trailer for the film, which Netflix dropped on Wednesday morning, and it looks… pretty good! We do have a reservation or two, though.
Check it out first:
So, a few things stick out.
One, this looks very, very expensive, and it seems that Scorsese put Netflix’s $200 million budget to good use — for the most part, anyways. Two, we’re really excited to see this cast interact with one another, though we hope that Anna Paquin is playing Robert De Niro’s daughter and not his wife. Three, the de-aging technology isn’t totally there yet, especially in the final shot. If you don’t know what De Niro looks like today, it’ll probably look alright, but that rubbery visage once again brings to mind the end of Rogue One at this point. Regardless, we’re still really excited to finally check this out.
Here’s a synopsis:
“Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman,’ an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.”
The Irishman will premiere at the New York Film Festival in late September, before rolling out theatrically and on Netflix later on in the fall.