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Hoffa Disappearance Revisited in Scorsese Film

March 14, 2018

By William Keeney

Los Angeles, California – Veteran filmmaker-producer Martin Scorsese has wrapped up the shooting of his next film about the disappearance of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa. The film is titled “The Irishman”. Hoffa was an American labour union leader who served as the President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) union from 1958 until 1971. He vanished in July 1975 outside a Detroit restaurant and was declared legally dead in 1982 after never being seen again.

The production reinites the 75-year-old director, with Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci on the Jimmy Hoffa disappearance film. Scorsese mentions the production on Instagram with the handle: #iheardyoupainthouses #theirishman.

Al Pacino will play Hoffa in the movie set in late 1970s to DeNiros Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and Pescis mafioso Russell Bufalino.

Sheeran was a leading figure in the corruption of labour unions by organized crime and was said to be linked to Bufalino crime family. Shortly before his death, he claimed to have killed Hoffa.
The trio has previously delivered three masterpieces together, namely “Raging Bull”, “Goodfellas” and “Casino”.

The film also stars Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel and Ray Romano in key roles.It is expected to be released on Netflix next year.

March 14, 2018

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