The cast of Martin Scorsese’s about-to-start-filming The Irishman has grown by one more. Vinyl almuni Ray Romano will join Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel and Bobby Cannavale in the film, which is based on the book ‘I Heard Your Paint Houses’ by Charles Brandt.
‘I heard you paint houses’ are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank ‘the Irishman’ Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the Mob, and for his friend Hoffa.
Romano will play Bill Bufalino, a teamster lawyer with ties to the mob in the film.
Shooting kicks off this month, and is expected to run until December. Netflix will fully finance and distribute with the film expected to get a cinema run to qualify for the Oscars.