Based on the book, I Heard You Paint Houses
"Scorsese's "The Irishman" has been picked up for international distribution by STX Entertainment for as much as $50 million."
"The film is set to re-team Scorsese with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel; if things go according to plan, it'll also mark the first collaboration between the filmmaker and Al Pacino. "The Irishman" was adapted by Steve Zaillian from Charles Brandt's book "I Heard You Paint Houses," a hitman confessional. Zaillian previously worked with Scorsese on "Gangs of New York" and won an Oscar for writing "Schindler's List."
Finally, this film might see the light of day. It almost seems bulletproof. I know Scorsese is getting older and this might be his piece d resistance before he dies/retires.. actually for a lot of them. Scorsese is one of my favourite filmmakers. Goodfellas is just an amazing film for me. I pick something up new, every time.
A team like Scorsese and Zallian will hopefully be magic. We know Zallian wrote great films like Gangs of New York, Moneyball and American Gangster
This isn't expected to be released until next year or even after but I couldn't contain my excitement. I think it will be a cornerstone of cinema. Also a fairwell from such a talented team of people.