Movie News: Joe Pesci Confirmed for Scorsese's 'The Irishman'; Blake Lively to Star as Assassin

The Irishman: Joe Pesci, who last worked with Martin Scorsese on Casino (above), will come out of retirement to play a mob boss in The Irishman. Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel and Bobby Cannavale are all in talks to join Robert De Niro in the cast. The movie is based on I Heard You Paint Houses, a book by Charles Brandt that told the story of a mob hitman who claimed he knew what really happened to long-missing union leader Jimmy Hoffa. Production is expected to begin next month. [Deadline]

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