A casting call has gone out the upcoming Martin Scorsese Netflix exclusive film The Irishman. The feature will include an all-star line-up of actors that includes, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano, Harvey Keitel and Bobby Cannavale. The pricey Netflix film is based on a book by Charles Brandt covering one of the coldest cases in history, the death of Jimmy Hoffa, who will be played by Pacino. De Niro will play Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran.
The movie, budgeted at over $100 million as it covers several decades of the characters’ lives, is due to begin filming this month in New York City and will continue through December. The feature will also mark the first time Scorsese and Pacino have worked together. It’s been said that Scorsese has been trying to get based-on-truth mob tale The Irishman on to screens for nearly a decade now, staying on target despite financing issues, casting quibbles and even some controversy over the subject matter’s legitimacy. Netflix stepped in to back the movie after Paramount backed out over budget concerns.
The casting directors over at Grant Wilfley Casting is currently seeking Italian Americans of all ages, interested in working as background talent for the film. Those that live in the New York tristate area who are interested are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org with a clear current photo, name, phone number, age and wardrobe sizes, as well as if you are a member of SAG-AFTRA or are non-union. Selfies are acceptable. No hats or sunglasses please!
The email should contain the words “Flyer Italian Americans” in the subject line. The work is paid.
More casting needs will be announced later.