Martin Scorsese’s New Movie “The Irishman” Was Filmed in NJ
On Monday, it was revealed that Martin Scorsese’s new film “The Irishman” will premiere at the opening night of the New York Film Festival on September 27th. With the announcement, we also got the first images from the movie.
The film stars Robert De Niro as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and Al Pacino as the famed union leader Jimmy Hoffa. It’s based on the book “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt. The book details Hoffa’s disappearance and Sheeran, a Camden native’s claims that he killed him.
A teaser for the film played earlier this year during the Oscars, though it was just the names of the star-studded cast over dialogue from the movie. The images released by Netflix, who is distributing the film, are the first we’ve seen of the actors in character. In the images, we see Joe Pesci, who plays mob boss Russell Bufalino, and De Niro as Sheeran together at a bar.
“The Irishman” was partially shot in Paterson, NJ. Paterson is among a few NJ cities, like Newark and Jersey City, that have been host to film crews in the past few years. The Sopranos prequel and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake, both slated for 2020, were also shot in Paterson. A recent rise in tax incentives for production companies is a likely reason that they’ve been migrating to NJ.
If you can’t make it to the New York Film Festival in September, you’ll likely be able to catch “The Irishman” on Netflix later this year.