From Casino to Goodfellas to Raging Bull, Joe Pesci is a true Martin Scorsese faithful. Also recognized for his role as one of the two would-be burglars in Home Alone, the 74-year-old actor rarely hogs the limelight instead logging up a whole host of classic secondary roles.
With the film world still on a high following the announcement of Scorsese's new feature, Deadline reports that Joe Pesci will be completing the legendary director's list of favorite actors set to appear.
The actor joins Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, already confirmed to star in the Netflix-released movie.
Following mixed reviews over his latest feature Silence, Martin Scorsese is returning to what he does best with a classic gangster movie boasting a phenomenal cast.
The film is set to focus on the life of mob hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, who, on his deathbed, admitted to being involved in the 1975 murder of mob boss Jimmy Hoffa, one of the biggest criminal figures of the time.
Despite a few hold-ups over litigation troubles, the filmmaker seems determined to go ahead with the project. The project was initially blocked after a clash between distributor STX, which bought all the non-US distribution rights to the movie, and producer Gaston Pavlovich who arranged a deal with Netflix for global distribution with his own Fabrica de Cine outfit.
With this latest announcement, however, it seems safe to say The Irishman is officially back on track. Harvey Keitel (Mean Streets, Taxi Driver) and Bobby Cannavale (Vinyl, Boardwalk Empire) are also currently in talks to feature. If they choose to accept, the movie runs the risk of gathering Marty's most impressive cast yet.
The Irishman is expected to hit Netflix in 2018.