Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Robert De Niro to Star in New Martin Scorsese Netflix Film

The recipient of a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Slippery Rock State College, Patrick Stoup serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SAI, a professional and technical services consulting corporation. When he isn't working, Patrick Stoup enjoys watching films. He counts Robert De Niro as his favorite actor.

Beginning in August, De Niro and his longtime collaborator Martin Scorsese will work on their 10th film together. De Niro is slated to play Frank Sheeran in Scorsese's latest film, The Irishman, which is scheduled for a 2019 release on Netflix. The actor-director pair first worked together on Mean Streets in 1973 and have since produced memorable films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas. 

The Irishman will detail the life of Sheeran, a former labor union official who confessed to killing Jimmy Hoffa prior to his death in 2003. Because the majority of the film's plot occurs in the 1970s and includes flashbacks to when Sheeran was a younger man, De Niro, who is 73 years old, will be subjected to digital de-aging technology using reference materials from throughout his 50-year career in film. In addition to De Niro, the film features Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel, and Joe Pesci.