While on the press tour for Little Fockers, star Robert De Niro announced that Harvey Keitel could be on board for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming adaptation of I Heard You Paint Horses, retitled as The Irishman.
This news is a joy to hear, Keitel is no stranger to working with Scorsese having starred in some of the director’s most respectable works: Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. He has also been out of the limelight for a while and reteaming him with Scorsese will hopefully put him back on the radar. If the news is true, Keitel has joined an already stellar cast which includes Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino. Pretty amazing right? De Niro also seems to be pretty keen that this will be Scorsese’s next film after Hugo Cabret.
According to reports, The Irishman should begin shooting at the back end of next year, all hoping that financing comes together. But with this director and that cast, I don’t see why it should be a problem.