Anna Paquin To Star In Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’, Joining Robert De Niro | Film News


Anna Paquin‘s career peaked when she was just 11 years old, but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing widely varied projects ever since. Her latest venture is Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman, produced, by Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, with a script adapted by Steven Zaillian.


Based on Charles Brandt‘s extraordinarily long named book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the Final Ride by Jimmy Hoffa, “the film chronicles the exploits of Frank Sheeran, a high-ranking Teamsters official with ties to the Bufalino crime family“.


Shortly before his death in 2003, Sheeran confessed that he killed fellow Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa, whose body has never been found. He also claimed that it was Hoffa who wanted John F. Kennedy killed“.


Paquin will play Peggy, the daughter of Sheeran (De Niro). She joins a fantastically stellar cast that includes Robert de Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Jack Huston and Bobby Cannavale.


As a child, Paquin was awarded a Oscar for Best Supporting Role in her debut for The Piano. More recently, television seems to be at the forefront, and she has become most known for her role on True Blood.



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