Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ to Close London Film Festival

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” his eagerly awaited mobster film starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, will close the BFI London Film Festival.

The long-in-the-works Netflix drama will have its international premiere in London on the fest’s final night Oct.

13.The cast members are expected to attend, as is Scorsese.

“This picture was many years in the making,” the Oscar-winning director said.

“It’s a project that Robert De Niro and I started talking about a long time ago, and we wanted to make it the way it needed to be made.

It’s also a picture that all of us could only have made at this point in our lives.

We’re all very excited to be bringing ‘The Irishman’ to London.”“The Irishman” reunites Scorsese with his “Gangs of New York” screenwriter Steve Zaillian, who adapts from Charles Brandt’s novel “I Heard You Paint Houses.

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