EXCLUSIVE: “You go from Point A to Point B,” the Teamsters boss says. “Sometimes you spill a little beer along the way.” That quote is from a new featurette on Al Pacino playing Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorsese’s Netflix film, The Irishman. Watch it above.
“Al says an awful lot with just these looks,” producer Jane Ropsenthal says. And how.
The film, which goes live Wednesday on the streaming serivce after a short theatrical run, also stars Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. The story about organized crime in postwar America is told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles the unsolved disappearance of legendary union boss Hoffa and offers a journey through the hidden corridors of the mob’s its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
“Jimmy Hoffa like was a household name,” Pacino says. “He was most popular second to the president.”
“It was a real pleasure to watch Al Pacino perform as Jimmy Hoffa,” Scorsese says in the clip. “[He] was a natural for it. We just knew that he could inhabit that character.”
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