Watch the first trailer for Martin Scorsese's The Irishman

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci all appear in the first trailer for Martin Scorsese's gangster film The Irishman, which looks epic

Video by Jamie Dunn | 31 Jul 2019

Martin Scorsese is back with his old muckers Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci for his new gangster film The Irishman. De Niro and Pesci have starred together in three other Scorsese films, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino. Pesci has been tempted out of retirement for this one, playing mafia boss Russell Bufalino, while De Niro plays the eponymous Irishman, hitman Frank Sheeran. Al Pacino also appears in the film as union boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975, with Sheeran allegedly involved.

Word is this film sees Scorsese at the top of his game. Critic Kent Jones, director of the New York Film Festival where The Irishman will have its world premiere, called the film “the work of masters, made with a command of the art of cinema that I’ve seen very rarely in my lifetime, and it plays out at a level of subtlety and human intimacy that truly stunned me.”

The blistering trailer, released today by Netflix, producing and distributing the $125 million film, lives up to this hype. Take a look for yourself in the trailer above or on YouTube.