Martin Scorsese’s new movie The Irishman is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, and the critics won’t have to wait to see it much longer. The crime drama will serve as the opening film at this year’s New York Film Festival.
Director and selection committee chair Kent Jones described Scorsese’s latest directorial effort as “rich, funny, troubling, entertaining and absolutely singular” film, and couldn’t wait to share the amazing news with the public.
“It’s the work of masters, made with a command of the art of cinema that I’ve seen very rarely in my lifetime, and it plays out at a level of subtlety and human intimacy that truly stunned me. All I can say is that the minute it was over my immediate reaction was that I wanted to watch it all over again,” said Jones in a press release.
The Irishman will open the festival on September 27th, and its theatrical release date is yet to be set.
Scorsese’s passion project centers on hitman Frank Sheeran and the crucial moments that defined his mob career. It stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Bobby Cannavale.