Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro to Reunite for 'The Irishman'


Martin Scorsese will be working with Robert De Niro -- again.

This time, the film director and actor will team up for the crime drama The Irishman, Scorsese confirmed at BAFTA's Life in Pictures Q&A that Digital Spy reported.

The Oscar-winning director said that the project is currently going through financing and that filming could begin next year.

The Irishman is based on the novel I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt, which centers on a union official-turned-hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran.

Scorsese also revealed that Gangs of New York and Cape Fear screenwriter Steve Zallian was penning the script.

The possible Scorsese-De Niro team-up was rumored in September.

Scorsese and De Niro's first movie was Mean Streets in 1973, which led to more projects together, including: Taxi Driver; New York, New York; Raging Bull; The King of Comedy; Goodfellas; and Casino.

Scorsese's next project Hugo Cabret, which stars Chloe Moretz and Sacha Baren Cohen is in theaters Dec. 9, 2011.

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