The Irishman: Trailer revealed for De Niro-Scorsese-Pacino film

Oscars 2019: Martin Scorsese directs Al Pacino for the first time in the Netflix movie

Netflix screened its first teaser for Martin Scorsese's The Irishman during the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday. The crime drama – based on Charles Brandt's 2004 book, I Heard You Paint Houses – tells the story of Irish hoodlum Frank Sheeran, who claimed to have done away with US union leader Jimmy Hoffa in 1975.

The picture reunites Scorsese with Robert DeNiro for the ninth time, and also finds roles for Harvey Kietel, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino – in his first Scorsese film.

The trailer carries no footage other than the actors’ names and a bullet motif. We hear the line, “I heard you paint houses”, and the reply, “Yes, I do.” (Here, to “paint houses” means to kill people or, literally, to cover the walls with blood.)

The Irishman is a Netflix production, but is likely to appear in a few Irish cinemas too, late this year.