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Martin Scorsese Tells 'Kimmel' How He Reunited with Robert De Niro for 'The Irishman'!

Martin Scorsese Tells 'Kimmel' How He Reunited with Robert De Niro for 'The Irishman'!

Martin Scorsese paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night (November 18) and dished all about his Netflix film The Irishman and reuniting with Robert De Niro.

“De Niro and I have been trying to make a picture again since Casino in 1995, so it was a long time since we had worked together,” the 77-year-old actor said of the film, which hits Netflix on November 27.

“We tried to find all these other projects [like a] remake of The Bad and the Beautiful—remember, the story about Hollywood with Kirk Douglas—all that sort of thing. And finally it came down to a situation where we decided that we were gonna make a film about an aging hitman, supposedly, and we working on this one project but it was kind of a genre piece,” Martin continued. “But I don’t know how to do genre anymore and the genre that I know goes back to 1948. It doesn’t pay. Then, [Eric Roth] gave [De Niro] this book.”

“As [De Niro] was talking about the character, he became rather emotional about it and I said ‘Ah, that’s something,’” Scorsese recalled of an early meeting with De Niro about the project in reference to Charles Brandt‘s 2004 release I Heard You Paint Houses.

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