Happy Thursday, Goblins!
A new trailer for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman dropped via The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Check it out:
Unlike the previous trailers, this reveals more ties to the Kennedy Administration and the “challenges” they presented to the organized crime.
I like historical dramas and I’m cautiously optimistic about this one.
It’s an interesting, tumultuous and much-mythologized era that reveals much about a transitioning American identity.
Given the Kennedy connection, I’m wondering how this will play as a complementary or companion piece to Oliver Stone’s 1991 JFK.
Time will tell
Interestingly, as seems to be the case here Joe Pesci played a pivotal supporting role who has also done a memorial turn or two with Director Scorsese.
Marty also reenlists Robert DeNiro as the titular Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, who despite looking like he’s been wiped with some dodgy de-aging effects, looks to be in top form.
Al Pacino seems to be enjoying chewing up the scenery as the infamous Jimmy Hoffa. This is also the first collaboration between the Scorcese and Pacino.
Personally, I haven’t been a fan of Scorcese’s DiCaprio era work, finding him a driven but lacking version of what he was able to draw from DeNiro.
However, I did enjoy The Aviator so I am looking forward to this one but mainly because of the cast, and the fact I can watch its premiere from the embrace of the beloved couch.
What Do You All Think?
Cast also includes Jessie Plemons, Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel as well as dramatic turns from comedians Sebastian Maniscalco and Jim Norton.
The Irishman will be available November 27th on NetFlix.
Check out our complete breakdown of the real-life wiseguys and union bosses that appear in The Irishman and who is playing them »