It's official: There will be a Goodfellas reunion as Pesci and De Niro reunite
"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster."
Two months ago, they was a whisper that Joe Pesci might get involved with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, which already had Robert De Niro on board and fans were hoping that a Goodfellas reunion could be on the cards.
The $100 million gangster movie, according to Indie Wire, has finally secured the services of semi-retired actor Joe Pesci.
Pesci will play mafioso, Russel Bufalino in the film with the shooting of The Irishman set to start sometime in August 2017.
Netflix has secured the rights to the film where De Niro plays The Irishman, who is a hit man who gets caught up in a murder scandal.
The movie is the ninth time Scorsese and De Niro have worked together.
De Niro will look around 30-years-old in some scenes as he portrays a younger version of his character, Frank Sheeran.
The director of photography, Rodrigo Prieto, will also be on the set of the movie and he has previously worked on other Scorsese films such as Silence and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Netflix took all the world rights of The Irishman back in February even though Paramount Pictures still has a production deal with Martin Scorsese for the next two years.
Robert De Niro played Jimmy Conway in Goodfellas while his co-star Joe Pesci played Tommy DeVito and there are so many scenes to pick from but this has to be up there as one of, if not, the best ones...
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