VIDEO: Hitman and Hustler Robert De Niro Desperately Needs a Lawyer in Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Official Trailer
Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Ray Romano, and 2019 Stern Show guest Sebastian Maniscalco also star in the Nov. 27 gangster filmSeptember 27, 2019
Netflix unleashed the official trailer for Martin Scorsese’s organized crime saga “The Irishman,” starring Hollywood legends Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino, among others.
The decades-spanning gangster film follows World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a would-be hitman and hustler who crosses paths with a litany of infamous mafiosos and eventually finds himself embroiled in the mystery surrounding the disappearance of charismatic union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino).
“It was like the army. You followed orders. You did the right thing. You got rewarded,” De Niro’s character explains (above) over a montage of cash bribes, political corruption, exploding cars, and courtroom gunmen.
The clip also shows Frank sitting down with Bill Bufalino (Ray Romano), an attorney for the Teamsters who also happened to be cousins with the notorious Sicilian-born American mafioso Russell Bufalino (Pesci). Romano’s character agrees to defend De Niro’s as a client, and he’s eager to learn what crimes he may have committed.
Written by Steven Zaillian, “The Irishman” also stars Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel, Jesse Plemons, Bobby Cannavale, and recent show guest Sebastian Maniscalco. While Maniscalco isn’t featured prominently in the teaser, Stern Show fans will remember the comedian turned actor discussing “The Irishman” at length during his January visit, opening up to Howard about everything from landing the part to what it was like to work alongside some of the all-time greats. He also revealed Scorsese nearly talked him into throwing himself through a glass plate for an action scene—perhaps the same one shown briefly in the trailer.
“What am I gonna say, ‘Hey, Marty, listen—I don’t do glass,’” Sebastian told Howard with a laugh.
“The Irishman” opens in theaters and on Netflix on Nov. 27.