Netflix has debuted the first teaser for “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s eagerly anticipated gangster film uniting Hollywood legends Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, among several others.
The decades-spanning crime saga follows World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (De Niro), described as a hustler and hitman, as he crosses paths with several of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century, including Sicilian-born mafioso Russell Bufalino (Pesci) and infamous union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino). Some of the film’s many other stars include Ray Romano, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, and recent Stern Show guest Sebastian Maniscalco.
The two-minute clip teases drama, dead presidents, political corruption, and a whole lot of action, from brawls to exploding taxi cabs and a backseat strangulation. In one quick shot, De Niro throws a guy through a restaurant window before putting a bullet in his head.
Though 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 in the teaser.
“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 in 2019.