As with the Oct. 13 London premiere, key cast members of the hotly anticipated Netflix film are expected to attend the screening in Rome, as is Scorsese. The Rome premiere, which festival director Antonio Monda described as the event’s “centerpiece,” will take place on October 21.
“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,” about the unsolved mystery of union boss Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance. The long-gestating film provides “a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics,” according to promotional materials.
Besides Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, who star in the roles of Frank Sheeran and Jimmy Hoffa,