Martin Scorsese has confirmed he is reuniting with Robert De Niro for the first time since 1995 crime classic, Casino. Rumours that the pair was in talks to star in their ninth collaboration surfaced earlier this year. And, at a BAFTA’s A Life In Pictures question-and-answer session earlier this month, the legendary filmmaker revealed, they are set to start shooting The Irishman in 2011.

Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

The film will focus on Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, a union official who turns mafia hitman. Scorsese added that the screenplay will be penned by Gan1gs Of New York writer, Steve Zallian. Scorsese and De Niro have previously teamed up for a string of iconic movies, including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas.

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