Reuters is reporting that while in Berlin for the Berlin Film Festival, director Martin Scorsese confirmed a dream of many film fans: the re-teaming of himself and Robert De Niro for another go in the violent world of mobsters.
When these two mega-stars of cinema history team up, classics have been known to be born. The first time they collaborated in 1973, a movie called Mean Streets was made. Since then, many beloved titles have followed, including Taxi Driver, New York, New York, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, and Casino, which was the last time they worked together (not counting Shark Tale, of course).
In what sounds like the perfect next step for the duo, they are planning to work again, only this time, it sounds like it will be more of a reflection piece, with De Niro playing a big name in organized crime looking back on his life.
Here is what Scorsese had to say about the future project after his latest film, Shutter Island, screen at the festival.
Bob De Niro (and I) are talking about something that has to do with that world.
There’s no doubt about that. We’re working on something like that, but it’s from the vantage point of older men looking back, none of this running around stuff.
Obviously this is still a long way off and Scorsese has a ridiculous amount of projects already lined up, so who knows how it will play out. If we’re lucky, the pair will decide to knock this out immediately instead of waiting!
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