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Martin Scorsese works first, worries after on ‘The Irishman’ set

Martin Scorsese is the aristocrat of mafiosi films, but he’s no agreement killer.

Cast members in Scorsese’s “The Irishman” are so vehement about doing the mythological director’s arriving Netflix film that some of them are excellent with ironing out the sum later.

“The contracts are so difficult that there is literally a group of lawyers operative on them,” says a source close to the project, which stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel. “They all trust Scorsese and know things are going to work out, but T’s were being crossed and I’s were being dotted while the cameras were rolling.”

“The Irishman” centers around blank Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, who left in 1975. Pacino plays Hoffa in the film. De Niro stars as Frank (The Irishman) Sheeran, who author Charles Brandt pronounced confessed to having killed Hoffa in an talk for his 2004 book “I Heard You Paint Houses.” The film is formed on Brandt’s book.

De Niro and Pacino famously teamed-up in the 1995 film “Heat,” which also array them against one another. In that film, Pacino got the best of Bobby D.


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