Joe Pesci Finally Agrees To Join Al Pacino And Robert De Niro For Scorsese's New Movie

The Goodfellas reunion is go

Joe Pesci has finally be confirmed to join Al Pacino and Robert De Niro for Martin Scorsese's film The Irishman. There has long been doubt over Pesci's involvement after he "repeatedly told Scorsese no" a resounding 50 times.

The film is based on Charles Brandt's book "I Heard You Paint Houses". It's based on a deathbed confessional from mafia hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran about the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.

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The account is disputed and the case remains open to this day. Joe Pesci will play a Pennsylvanian mafia boss Russell Bufalino - a key suspect in the disappearance.

The film will also mark Pacino's first collaboration with Scorsese, whereas it'll be the tenth time for Robert De Niro.

Production for the film started last year and the worldwide rights were snapped up by Netflix.

The film will also have a small theatrical release in order to qualify for Oscar recognition - a move that should prove interesting following the controversy Netflix courted at Cannes this year.

The film will begin shooting in New York next month.