Date: 5th August 2019
Martin Scorsese's hotly anticipated all-star gangster epic The Irishman is set to close this year's BFI London Film Festival, organizers unveiled Monday.
"The Irishman" reunites Scorsese with his "Gangs of New York" screenwriter Steve Zaillian, who adapts from Charles Brandt's novel "I Heard You Paint Houses". De-aging technology is used to take years off of De Niro and Pacino. In addition to the gala premiere in Central London, there will be simultaneous preview screenings of the film in movie theaters across the U.K.
The film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and explores the hidden corridors of organized crime and its connections to mainstream politics.
The Irishman is world premiering at the New York Film Festival on September 27, and is expected on open on select theatres as well as on Netflix later this year, a similar release pattern to Roma in 2018.
Source: Press Release