Robert De Niro
and Martin Scorsese
will team up on organized crime drama “I Heard You Paint Houses
The studio has attached Steve Zaillian
(American Gangster, Schindler’s List) to adapt “I Heard You Paint Houses,” a book by Charles Brandt
about the mob assassin Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran who many believe had something to do with the disappearance and presumed death of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa
. The title comes from how mobsters inquire about a hitman and hiring them for a job. However, this code has also led to unfortunate miscommunications resulting in very alive targets happily residing in freshly painted homes.
According to Variety, De Niro will play Sheeran.
The last time Scorsese and De Niro worked together was on “Casino” in 1995 and Goodfellas before that.
No production date has been set.