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Don’t Expect Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ to Screen at Fall Film Festivals

Don’t Expect Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ to Screen at Fall Film Festivals

Waiting for Ilm. That’s what Martin Scorsese is doing right now with “The Irishman.” And he’s not going to show some kind of work in progress, as he did with “Hugo” at the New York Film Festival in 2011, because he’s waiting for the complex, groundbreaking de-aging of characters played by Robert De Niro and Al Pacino to be just right, as the movie toggles back and forth between the older characters and their younger selves thirty years ago. Ilm is using the actors’ full filmographies as sources for how the men look at different ages. But this kind of wrinkle-and-jowl-tweaking can be painstaking at best.

So don’t expect “The Irishman” to turn up at Venice, Telluride, Toronto, or New York. It’s more likely to be ready to screen to critics and other groups some time after that. However, Netflix head of original films Scott Stuber

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