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Martin Scorsese has so many different projects on his to-do list at any point that it wouldn’t be a huge shocker if some of them dropped off eventually. But despite the fact that he’s making Silence next, he hasn’t forgotten about The Irishman, at least according to star Al Pacino.

In fact, not only does he still very much intend to make the film, Scorsese’s even added another cast member — Bobby Cannavale. Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci remain attached as well. Hit the jump for the latest on Scorsese’s The Irishman.

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Martin Scorsese has a number of promising projects on his plate to follow Hugo Cabret: reps say he’ll next make Silence, and then there is a possible indie version of The Wolf of Wall Street, with other movies on the far horizon. One of those is The Irishman, which has been talked up as a reunion of the director with actors Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino. Evidently it is still a going concern, as Robert De Niro said over the weekend. Read More »

Here’s good news and bad news. The good news is that, yes, confirming recent reports, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci are still planning to be part of Martin Scorsese‘s film The Irishman, which is planned to star Robert De Niro as Mafia hitman Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran. The bad news is that in talking about the future of the film, Robert De Niro cast doubt on the idea that it will be paired with a much more ambitious second film that has been described in terms related to Fellini’s 8 1/2.

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Martin Scorsese is still in production on Hugo Cabret — which is reportedly moving slowly because of the director’s learning curve with shooting in 3D — but he says that The Irishman could shoot next year.

That’s the script formerly called I Heard You Paint Houses, which concerns famed Mafia hitman Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, and has Robert De Niro attached to star. Al Pacino and Joe Pesci have been rumored participants as well. More details after the break. Read More »

Shutter Island - Martin ScorseseIn smaller groups, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, and director Martin Scorsese have together made some of the best crime films of all time such as Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Heat, Raging Bull, Mean Streets and Casino. Well, if the rumors are true, these four Oscar winners might soon be teaming up for one giant mob movie.

Pacino and Pesci are reportedly “circling” a film that De Niro and Scorsese have been preparing for several years called The Irishman. Hit the jump for all the details.

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It doesn’t look like he’s getting to it any time soon, but after Martin Scorsese finishes The Invention of Hugo Cabret and the planned follow-up Silence (his ‘Jesuit priest drama’) there has been talk of finally making The Irishman, which would reunite the director with Robert De Niro.

The Irishman is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses, which is about Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a mob assassin who is believed to have carried out more than 25 mob murders, and claimed to have killed Jimmy Hoffa. Over a year ago De Niro said that he and Scorsese had the idea of incorporating a ‘film within a film’ angle to this project. Now a comment by Robert De Niro suggests that the project will have a very Fellini-esque twist, should it come to fruition as currently conceived. Read More »

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OK, obviously the big crazy Martin Scorsese news today is that Lars von Trier challenged him to make a new Taxi Driver, but following the gameplan set forth in The Five Obstructions. (In that film, Von Trier challenged Jorgen Leth to remake his own film The Perfect Human five different times, each with a different ‘obstruction’ or directive.)

There’s a lot more going on in the Scorsese world. For one, a trade report suggests that he’ll make the leap to 3D with The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Then he’s talked about potential follow-up films, which include his Jesuit drama Silence, and possibly a new mob movie with Robert De Niro. Where would the ‘obstructed’ Taxi Driver come in? Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. Read More »

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