TV and Showbiz / 26-09-2019

The Irishman trailer pits Robert De Niro's Frank Sheeran against Al Pacino's Jimmy Hoffa

Netflix debuted the new trailer for The Irishman, just days before its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 27.

The trailer first aired during Wednesday night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where The Irishman star Robert De Niro appeared as a guest.

The highly-anticipated film is based on the explosive book I Heard You Paint Houses, where, on his deathbed, mob assassin Frank Sheeran (De Niro) confessed that he killed union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino).

The Irishman trailer pits Robert De Niro's Frank Sheeran against Al Pacino's Jimmy Hoffa

New trailer: Netflix debuted the new trailer for The Irishman, just days before its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 27

Hoffa: The highly-anticipated film is based on the explosive book I Heard You Paint Houses, where, on his deathbed, mob assassin Frank Sheeran (De Niro) confessed that he killed union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino)

The trailer opens with Sheeran putting on a gold ring and bracelet while speaking with attorney Bill Bufalino (Ray Romano).

Bufalino explains that 'management' can only fire a driver on very specific charges, and proceeds to ask Sheeran a number of questions, the answers to which are contradicted in quick-cut shots.

The shots show Sheeran strangling someone from the backseat of a car, before taking a few drinks with friends and punching several people after answering that he doesn't do any of those things 'on the job.'



Lawyer: The trailer opens with Sheeran putting on a gold ring and bracelet while speaking with attorney Bill Bufalino (Ray Romano)


On the job: The shots show Sheeran strangling someone from the backseat of a car, before taking a few drinks with friends and punching several people after answering that he doesn't do any of those things 'on the job'

Bill then introduces Frank to his cousin, Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci), the head of the Bufalino crime family syndicate.

Sheeran explains that working for the mob was 'like the army,' adding, 'you did the right thing, you get rewarded. 

Russell explains to Sheeran that they're having a little trouble with somebody at the top, referring to Hoffa. 

Crime syndicate: Bill then introduces Frank to his cousin, Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci), the head of the Bufalino crime family syndicate

Rewarded: Sheeran explains that working for the mob was 'like the army,' adding, 'you did the right thing, you get rewarded

Trouble with Hoffa: Russell explains to Sheeran that they're having a little trouble with somebody at the top, referring to Hoffa

As Sheeran explains in voiceover that everyone in the country knew who Jimmy Hoffa was, Hoffa himself escapes an assassination attempt in a courtroom.

'You always charge a guy with a gun, with a knife, you run away,' Hoffa explains to onlookers in the courtroom.

Hoffa then calls Sheeran, asking if he'd like to be a part of history, stating that 'big business and the government are trying to pull us apart,' and 'something has got to be done.'


Attempt: As Sheeran explains in voiceover that everyone in the country knew who Jimmy Hoffa was, Hoffa himself escapes an assassination attempt in a courtroom


History: Hoffa then calls Sheeran, asking if he'd like to be a part of history, stating that 'big business and the government are trying to pull us apart,' and 'something has got to be done'

Sheeran then meets with Russell Bufalino and another mafia boss, Angelo Bruno (Harvey Keitel), who implores Sheeran to say what he told him.

Russell Bufalino says 'things have gotten out of hand with our friend,' referring to Hoffa, while Sheeran tries to plea to Hoffa himself.

'You've gotta sit down, everybody says so,' Sheeran tells Hoffa over the phone, while Hoffa replies, 'No I'm not sitting down, I can't do it!'

Boss: Sheeran then meets with Russell Bufalino and another mafia boss, Angelo Bruno (Harvey Keitel), who implores Sheeran to say what he told him

Hoffa: Russell Bufalino says 'things have gotten out of hand with our friend,' referring to Hoffa, while Sheeran tries to plea to Hoffa himself

Sit down: 'You've gotta sit down, everybody says so,' Sheeran tells Hoffa over the phone, while Hoffa replies, 'No I'm not sitting down, I can't do it!'

The trailer ends with various shots, including one where Hoffa tells another character, 'I know things they don't know I know,' which could be referring to the JFK assassination, since JFK footage is peppered throughout the trailer.

The trailer also includes another intriguing shot of De Niro's Sheeran who has clearly been aged up several years, a contrast to the actor being aged down several years for most of the film.

Russell  saying, 'It's gonna happen, either way, he's going,' as Sheeran picks up two guns as the trailer comes to an end.

The final shot features Bill Bufalino saying he doesn't care if he did it or not, that he's here to defend him, referring to the murder of Jimmy Hoffa, when Sheeran asks if he wants to know if he did it or not.

The Irishman will debut November 1 for a brief awards-qualifying theatrical run, before debuting on Netflix November 27.

Knowing: The trailer ends with various shots, including one where Hoffa tells another character, 'I know things they don't know I know,' which could be referring to the JFK assassination, since JFK footage is peppered throughout the trailer


Gonna happen: Russell saying, 'It's gonna happen, either way, he's going,' as Sheeran picks up two guns as the trailer comes to an end

Coming soon: The Irishman will debut November 1 for a brief awards-qualifying theatrical run, before debuting on Netflix November 27 



26-09-2019 03:01, source: dailymail, by James Foster
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