It looks like Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic The Irishman starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keitel has seen it’s rather a large budget increase yet again.
Variety is reporting that the film originally budgeted at $125 million has been bumped to at least $160 million due to the expensive and extensive digital effects that are being used to de-age a handful of the lead actors including Robert De Niro.
Based on Charles Brandt’s nonfiction book “I Heard You Paint Houses,” “The Irishman” focuses on the relationship between labor union leader and hitman Frank Sheeran (De Niro) and Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino), the Teamsters’ honcho who disappeared in 1975 in mysterious circumstance. He was declared dead in absentia in 1982. Pesci will play Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino while Keitel will co-star as mobster Angelo Bruno. “The Irishman” will be released in select theaters and on Netflix later this year.
Netflix released the first two official images from the film which features Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, and Al Pacino.
The Irishman will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 27th and will be released later in the fall on Netflix/select theaters.
Martin Scorsese’s richly textured epic of American crime THE IRISHMAN, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, will World Premiere as the Opening Night selection of the 57th #NYFF on September 27! https://t.co/stdedLtmnV pic.twitter.com/DPWcQ9gvuC
— New York Film Festival (@TheNYFF) July 29, 2019