Actor Sebastian Maniscalco, who plays the infamous crime boss ‘Crazy’ Joe Gallo in upcoming Martin Scorsese film The Irishman, has revealed that the release date is expected in October this year.
Maniscalco, who was featured on Joe Rogan’s podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, also revealed that the film will premiere on Netflix. The news comes after speculation that the eagerly anticipated Scorsese film may not appear this year at all.
“It’s coming out in October, I didn’t sleep for the first week leading up to the [first] scene, because I knew it would be with De Niro and Pesci,” Maniscalco told Rogan. “When I went in there, I told myself that I’m not speaking to nobody. I’m gonna speak when I’m spoken to. There was a part when they were lighting De Niro and , we’re standing face to face, and I’m looking straight at him,” he added.
Far Out previously reported that the brilliant Joe Pesci has also agreed to join the cast of one of the most hotly anticipated films of recent times. He will join none other than the two major figureheads of the acting world, let alone the gangster genre, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.
The film will be the first time Pacino and Scorsese have worked together and it will mark the first time De Niro has worked with the acclaimed director since starring in 1995’s Casino. The film will certainly be the first time these three Italian-American giants of the acting world will have worked together at once.
The Irishman depicts the life of real-life mob hitman Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheehan, who alleged he was the gunman to bring down Jimmy Hoffa in the controversial murder. The script was adapted by Steve Zaillian (Schindler’s List) from Charles Brandt’s non-fiction novel I Heard You Paint Houses.