Joe Pesci has officially joined the star-studded cast of Martin Scorcese’s mob epic, The Irishman. As reported by Deadline, the Goodfellas actor finally acquiesced after repeatedly turning down the role of Mafia boss Russell Bufalino, who has been long suspected of having a hand in the Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance.
This is something of a come back for Pesci who has only appeared in six films over the last two decades.
The Irishman will also be the first time Pacino and Scorcese have worked together and it will the first time De Niro and the director have worked together since 1995’s Casino.
Moreover The Irishman will be the first time all the Italians legends have worked together.
Filming is expected to begin next month and will continue through December. It has been reported the film will be released in 2019 as a Netflix exclusive, although it will have limited theatrical release to qualify for an Oscar.