Scorsese’s “Irishman” Aims For Late 2018 Release

While we wait to hear of a premiere date for Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated feature “Silence,” the filmmaker is already eyeing a release window for another long-gestating project of his – “The Irishman”.

Deadline reports that the project is planning to shoot next year with STX Entertainment to release the project in late 2018 where it will likely try for an awards run that year.

Steve Zaillian (“Gangs Of New York,” “Schindler’s List”) penned the adaptation of Charles Brandt novel “I Heard You Paint Houses” which follows the true story of Frank Sheeran, a WWII veteran turned high-ranking Teamster and highly-sought-after hitman with rumored ties to the deaths of President Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa.

The project is rumored to be the long-awaited re-teaming of Robert De Niro and Scorsese following their last major collaboration on 1995’s “Casino”.