Robert De Niro
and Martin Scorsese—buddies since the ‘70s—joined forces once again in 2008 to turn the book I Heard You Paint Houses into a movie. The non-fiction account tells the tale of famed Mafia and Teamsters union boss Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran. Over the course of the project, the film has been re-named The Irishman and now, according to De Niro, it could become more multi-faceted.
Apparently, the two old pals decided that while they’re working together they might as well create a film—some parts fact, some parts fiction—about their long-running friendship and history of collaboration through the years. “We have the script, and we have a more ambitious idea, hopefully, to make it a two-part type of film, or two films,” De Niro told MTV. “Steve Zaillian wrote the first script, which is terrific. The other part, Eric [Roth] is supposed to do it, and we’re hoping to move these things together.”
In other news, De Niro seems to be keen on making a Taxi Driver sequel happen, and he’s reportedly talked to Scorsese about getting in on that project as well. Seems like we certainly haven’t seen the last of this iconic movie duo.