Sunday, June 16, 2024

Confirmed: No “Irishman” at Cannes, Scorsese, De Niro, Pesci Will Be Painting House at Home



There’s no “Irishman” coming to Cannes. The Martin Scorsese movie based on the book called “I Hear You Paint Houses” will not be ready by a long shot.

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci– if they’re in Cannes it will be for the moules or the fish soup. But not to walk the red carpet.

The movie is shot, I am told, but the special effects will take months to perfect. Venice? Who knows? I don’t think so. I think we’ll see “The Irishman” right before it premieres in the fall and leads to Oscar nominations– like “The Departed.”

As for Quentin Tarantino, there’s definitely Cannes buzz. But again, I hear they’ll be painting their houses for some more time. Maybe they’ll make it for the 50th anniversary of the Tate-La Bianca murders on August 8th.

But Elton John, as I said earlier today– that looks good. And Pedro Almodovar — “Pain and Glory”– I’d count on that, too.


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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