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Robert De Niro confirms Martin Scorsese reunion is on... with Al Pacino

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Story by Jack Foley

ROBERT De Niro has confirmed once again that long-gestating mob drama I Heard You Paint Houses – aka The Irishman – is finally going to happen.

The reason for the excitement is that the film will see him reunite with director Martin Scorsese once more following their work together on screen classics Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Casino.

And what’s more, he seems to be suggesting that Al Pacino and Joe Pesci will also be on board the project too.

Speaking to the Digital Spy website during interviews for his latest release, The Intern, De Niro said: “We are doing it… We should be doing it sometime next year. We’re slowly, slowly getting it in place.”

Based on a book by Charles Brandt of the same name about the “biggest mob hit in history”, I Heard You Paint Houses will see De Niro playing notorious mobster Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran.

The book derives its name from a Mob turn, the meaning of which is simple: “To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors.”

According to the book, Sheeran confessed to handling more than 25 hits for the mob over the course of nearly five years. This also saw him working for his friend [Teamsters International President] Jimmy Hoffa.

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