Robert De Niro spoke about his latest film “The Irishman” as he premiered the new trailer on Wednesday’s “Tonight Show”.
The film, which lists Martin Scorsese among its producers and also stars Al Pacino, tells the story of Frank Sheeran, who “maintains ties with the Bufalino crime family and claims to have killed fellow Teamster Jimmy Hoffa.”
A synopsis continues, “Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.”
The teaser shows De Niro’s Sheeran, a veteran of the Second World War, plotting with Bufalino (Joe Pesci) how to assassinate Hoffa (Pacino).
De Niro told Fallon of being digitally de-aged in the flick: “It took a lot of work to do.
“I’m happy, because maybe it’ll extend my career another 30 years.”
“The Irishman” will premiere in limited theatres Friday, November 1, before launching on Netflix on November 27.