Friday, April 12, 2024

Scorsese, DeNiro, Pacino Stage Reading of Mob Movie in NYC


Well, I do feel like an idiot now. I knew about the reading in Tribeca yesterday afternoon for “The Irishman” but didn’t write about it. Someone involved asked me not to, and I said Okay. So Mike Fleming gets the “Scoop” on However, the reading didn’t “just happen.” It was yesterday–Thursday–afternoon well before Al Pacino had to get back to the theater for “Glengarry Glen Ross.” Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci all took part in the reading of the adaptation of “I Hear You Paint Houses” to be directed by Martin Scorsese. I’m told it was very exciting. Harvey Keitel will also be in the movie.

Read my original announcement from December 2010:

The reading also dragged into town a bunch of L.A. agents all of whom turned up later at Scarlett Johansson’s premiere in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” And Mike is right. “The Irishman” is good to go, but Scorsese wants to make “Silence” next after “Wolf of Wall Street” is all done. Too bad. We’d all like to see “The Irishman” now. And what about “Sinatra”? Scorsese may be waiting so Leonardo DiCaprio can age some more. Here’s what you do. Marty: give Leo golf lessons in Palm Springs, no hat, no sunblock, no sunglasses, just dames and Scotch.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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