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Robert De Niro and Al Pacino on the set during the recordings of The Irishman in New York. Both stars are digitally & # 39; outdated & # 39; to play their characters in their younger years

Smoothing wrinkles slows down new Scorsese mob film after the & # 39; digital dé-aging & # 39; technology reduces the intensity in the eyes of its stars De Niro, Pacino and Pesci

  • Martin Scorsese says that the process of & # 39; youth education & # 39; of veteran actors has stopped his film
  • The Irishman film includes Robert De Niro, 75, Al Pacino, 79 and Joe Pesci, 76
  • All four stars also play the characters in their youth so must be digitally adjusted
  • This process has influenced their facial expressions and caused a loss of intensity
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The production of the latest mob movie from Martin Scorsese has been overrun by complications with the aging stars looking with the help of CGI.

The Oscar-winning director said his long-awaited film, which has been in development for more than four years, is being stopped to smooth out the wrinkles of veteran actors Robert De Niro, 75, Al Pacino, 79 and Joe Pesci, 76.

During the later scenes in The Irishman, the Hollywood greats will be shown as their current age, but the first half will have them after digital & # 39; youth reform & # 39; to play the characters in their earlier years.

But Scorsese said that this process led to a lack of intensity in the eyes of the actor during some of the recordings.

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The film is based on the real hitman and union boss, Frank & # 39; The Irishman & # 39; Sheeran – adapted from the book, I Heard You Paint Houses.

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino on the set during the recordings of The Irishman in New York. Both stars are digitally & # 39; outdated & # 39; to play their characters in their younger years

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino on the set during the recordings of The Irishman in New York. Both stars are digitally & # 39; outdated & # 39; to play their characters in their younger years

The real crime drama is based on the written book by Charles Brandt, which focuses on the disappearance of Mafia boss Jimmy Hoffa.

It also stars Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin and Jack Huston.

The director Goodfellas, Casino and Raging Bull said during the A24 film podcast & # 39; A Bigger Canvas & # 39; that correcting this anomaly was a difficult task.

Scorsese talked about the production of his latest film with his friend Joanna Hogg, the British director and writer behind the film, The Souvenir and Archipel in 2010.

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He said: We have photographed as many as possible 35, but there is a lot of CGI because we are implementing this youth reform of De Niro, Pesci and Al Pacino.

& # 39; So they had to sit in a camera with three lenses, and it was just crazy.

Scorsese also told Joanna Hogg that age is perceived both by movement and by the face, causing the & # 39; youth education & # 39; of the actors affects their facial expressions.

He added: & # 39; What I'm worried about, what we're all worried about, is that we're so used to seeing them like the older faces.

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& # 39; Now some shots need more work on the eyes. Need more effort to know why these are exactly the same eyes as on the record, but the wrinkles and things have changed. So has it completely changed the eyes?

& # 39; What was in the eyes that I liked? Was it intensity? Was it gravitas? Was it a threat? And how do we get it back? I don't know. & # 39;

Other changes to the appearance of the actors included De Niro who wore huge platform shoes to match Sheeran's 6ft 4 inch length.

There are rumors that Pesci has rejected the offer to participate 50 times in the film to participate.

Scorsese was already associated with The Irishman in 2014 when Pacino confirmed that the film was under development.

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The recording was to take place in 2016 with Steve Zaillian who made the adjustment, but this was pushed back.

In May 2016, it was announced that the rights of the film would be offered at the Cannes Film Festival 2016.

Mexican producer Fábrica de Cine offered $ 100 million to finance the film, but he stopped later because of the film's climbing budget.

The gangster film was then dropped by Paramount Pictures in 2017 and was picked up by Live Streaming, Netflix.

Netflix bought the film for $ 105 million and agreed to finance the hefty $ 125 million budget for the film.

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It will be released online later this year and in selected cinemas.

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