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Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston joins Martin Scorsese's The Irishman

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According to Deadline, Jack Huston has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s new Netflix mob movie The Irishman. That makes this a Boardwalk Empire reunion of sorts, as Huston played Richard Harrow on that series and Scorsese was one of its executive producers, but The Irishman is also just a big excuse for everybody with mob movie connections to hang out and make another mob movie together. In addition to Huston, the film will feature Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, and Ray Romano—though at least one of those guys might just be Italian, and not necessarily a veteran of mob movies.

The Irishman is about Frank Sheeran, a mafia hitman who may or may not have been involved in the disappearance of union boss Jimmy Hoffa. De Niro is playing Sheeran, and Huston’s role has not been announced. Deadline says the movie will get a “small theatrical release” so it can qualify for an Oscar, but it doesn’t sound like it has a premiere date yet.


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