Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro are teaming again for the Hoffa-murder themed mob drama “I Heard You Paint Houses” for Paramount Pictures reports Variety.
Scorsese is attached to direct and De Niro will play Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran, a mob assassin reputed to have carried out more than 25 murders. The title refers to mob slang for contract killings.
Steve Zaillian will adapt author Charles Brandt’s 2004 novel. The author befriended Sheeran shortly before the latter’s death in 2003 and among the crimes Sheeran confessed to Brandt was the killing and dismemberment of Jimmy Hoffa on the orders of mob boss Russell Bufalino.
Scorsese, De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will produce. The project would mark the ninth Scorsese-helmed film that DeNiro has appeared in, their most recent being 1995’s “Casino”.