The Irishman to premiere at closing night of BFI London Film Festival

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Martin Scorsese’s gangster flick The Irishman is all set to disrupt BFI London Film Festival’s climax, revealed Organizers.

Netflix exclusive starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino – all three Academy award winners – will hold its premiere in Film festival London on 13 October.  The movie is scheduled for the world premiere two weeks before International film festival in New York Film Festival.

The Irishman is an adaption of Charles Brandt’s Book I Heard You Paint Houses about a WWII veteran Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a high-ranking official of Teamsters with connection to crime family Bufalino. The family, shortly after Frank’s death confessed him killing Jimmy Hoffa, Teamster leader. Jimmy’s body was never found. 

The movie shows Frank’s life played by CGI created young version of De Niro. Al Pacino is playing Jimmy Hoffa and Joe Pesci will portray Rusell Bufalino along with Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Sebastian Maniscalco, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel and Jesse Plemons.

Scorsese says, “I’m extremely honored to be having the international premiere of The Irishman at the closing night of BFI London Film Festival.” “This picture was many years in the making. It’s a project that Robert De Niro and I started talking about a long time ago, and we wanted to make it the way it needed to be made. It’s also a picture that all of us could only have made at this point in our lives. We’re all very excited to be bringing The Irishman to London.”

Among the producers are Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Randall Emmett, Irwin Winkler and Emma Koskoff

The flick was first announced in 2008 with planned set up at Paramount. Netflix picked up the project in 2017, and now the movie is all geared to release in selected theaters and Netflix.

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