With a week to go before it hits televisions around the world, Netflix revealed a new trailer for Martin Scorsese‘s “The Irishman.”
Robert De Niro stars as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a truck driver who would eventually become a union organizer and leader, and trusted confidant of Jimmy Hoffa. The film unfolds as Frank tells his life story, getting a job and making connections with the Bufalino crime family in Pennsylvania.
Al Pacino plays Jimmy Hoffa, the Teamsters president whose disappearance in 1975 was never officially answered and become one of the century’s biggest unsolved mysteries. This is Pacino’s first time working for director Martin Scorsese. He and De Niro are joined by Joe Pesci, who stars as Russell Bufalino, the quietly terrifying mob boss that helps Frank build his career.
“The Irishman” premiered in September as the opening night film for the New York Film Festival. Over the next month, it continued to make its way to festivals in Mill Valley, the Hamptons, London, Mumbai, and Rome. It had its official world premiere on November 1 in Los Angeles. It was the first Netflix film to score a world premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
The film has received nearly unanimous praise from critics and audiences, boasting a 94 Metacritic score and a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. It has won several regional and festival awards. It has also been nominated by the Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild for Best Special Makeup Effects.
Check out the new trailer here: