We are approaching the end of October, and while that might not mean much outside of the fact that Halloween is right around the corner, for film fans, the arrival of November marks the debut of Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited film, “The Irishman.” And since the film is so close to coming releasing in theaters and on Netflix, we now have a clip from the film, serving as a short teaser for the crime drama.
“The Irishman” tells the story of hitman Frank Sheeran, a World War II veteran that finds himself with a particular deadly skill, which is known by the code “painting houses.” Over the course of decades, with Martin Scorsese utilizing the very best in de-aging technology, Robert De Niro plays Sheeran as he goes through his life as a mob hitman and eventually a friend to none other than Jimmy Hoffa, played by Al Pacino.
The clip doesn’t give away too much at all, as it’s barely one minute of footage in a three-and-a-half-hour film, but does serve as a quick taste of what Scorsese has up his sleeve for his crime epic that has many wondering if this isn’t the filmmaker’s swansong in the genre.
“The Irishman” also has a ton of hype coming into its release, as it premiered at this year’s New York Film Festival to pretty rave reviews, with Oscar buzz immediately starting. Netflix knows it has an awards contender on its hands, as the streaming service is releasing the film in select theaters almost a full month before it arrives online. This is a similar strategy for how the platform released last year’s Oscar-winning film “Roma.”
“The Irishman” will arrive in theaters on November 1 and will eventually make its way to Netflix on November 27. You can watch the first two clip below: