Sunday, February 14, 2010

Scorsese Hopes for a Return to Mob World with De Niro

In Berlin to promote his new film, Shutter Island, at the Berlin Film Festival, Martin Scorsese told reporters that he would like to revive his cinematic partnership with the actor Robert De Niro.  The 67-year-old filmmaker's working relationship with De Niro goes back to Mean Streets nearly 40 years ago.

The most famous Scorsese-De Niro pairing may be Raging Bull (1980), for which De Niro won a "Best Actor" Oscar,  According to Reuters (via ABC), Scorcese says "the project will be related to the mobster world."  Previous Scorsese mob films starring De Niro include Good Fellas and Casino.

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