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Joe Pesci to reunite with Robert DeNiro and Martin Scorsese in The Irishman

Joe Pesci is set to reunite with fellow actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese in upcoming film The Irishman.

The stars will also appear alongside Al Pacino, while Harvey Keitel is reportedley also in talks for the film.

The biopic will tell the story of real-life union official-turned-mafia hitman Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran and is based on author Charles Brandt's 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses,

In it Sheeran detailed his alleged murder of mafia leader Jimmy Hoffa.

The book's title refers to the criminal slang for contract killings.

Director Martin Scorsese

Pesci, DeNiro and Scorsese previously worked together on Goodfellas, Casino and Raging Bull, while the actors both appeared in A Bronx Tale, Once Upon A Time in America, and The Good Shepherd.

It's been reported Pesci was asked to appear in The Irishman fifty times before finally accepting the role.

The film will mark the ninth collaboration between Scorsese and De Niro - their first since 1995's Casino.

The Irishman will stream on Netflix, but will also have a limited run in cinemas it is eligable for Oscar nominations.

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Robert De Niro is reuniting with Martin Scorsese for the ninth time

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