As the world gets ready for the upcoming premiere of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, one of its stars, Robert DeNiro has suggested it’s a film that the likes of which we won’t see again.
De Niro spoke out to highlight the importance of the film and that it would likely be the last time that he, his co-star Al Pacino, and director Martin Scorsese would ever work together as a trio.
The interview with The Guardian sees De Niro suggest that this could be the last time out for the illustrious trio when explaining how he managed to get cult-icon Joe Pesci on board. Pesci had practically retired when De Niro came a-knockin’.
De Niro explains, “I said: ‘Come on, we’re not going to do this ever again. It was tough enough to get it done, to get the money to do it and everything.”
When thinking on whether the group of actors and the legendary director would ever work together again he said: “I don’t see us putting on a movie like this. I hope we do other films together, but like this? Not likely. This is it.”
Pacino also had a few words for his co-star De Niro: “We’re really close. We don’t see each other very much, but when we do, we found we shared certain things. In a way, I think we’ve helped each other throughout life.”