De Niro to team up with Scorsese again

March 8th, 2011 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS  

Robert De Niro London, March 8 (IANS) Veteran actor Robert De Niro has confirmed he will team up with Martin Scorsese for the ninth time for “The Irishman”.

It will be the ninth time they will reteam for a project, with Joe Pesci and Al Pacino also on board for roles.

Discussing the film, based on the novel by Charles Brandt, De Niro said: “It’s a movie based on a book called ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’.”

“It’s about a guy who is - and I believe the book - says he’s now passed away, but he confessed that he killed Hoffa and also Joe Gallo over here on Hester Street. And so I’m going to play that character, Joe Pesci’s gonna be in it and Al Pacino is going to be in it and Marty’s going to direct it,” quoted him as saying.

De Niro will portray Frank Sheeran, a former union leader who becomes a hitman.

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