Scorcese Set To Direct Mob Film Starring DeNiro, Pacino, Pesci, Keitel

Charles Brandt's mafia non-fiction book I Heard You Paint Houses is set to be made into a movie in 2012, featuring a dream cast: Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, according to an article in the Idaho Mountain Express by Tony Evans. The book, published in 2004, was a New York Times bestseller.

To "paint a house" is a euphemism for murder—the paint is the blood that spatters on the walls.

The film is in production at Paramount Studios under the working title "The Irishman," and will be directed by Martin Scorsese, based on a screenplay by Oscar winner Steve Zaillian.

The book is a true-crime biography of Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, a Teamsters official and Mafia associate who on orders from his powerful godfather, Russell Bufalino, killed his friend and mentor Jimmy Hoffa, and 25 to 30 others, including Crazy Joey Gallo, according to assertions in the book.

While interviewing Sheeran for the book, Brandt said, he uncovered key information implicating the Mafia in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

"I am absolutely 100 percent convinced that the Mafia killed JFK," Brandt said in an interview. "I theorize that Lee Harvey Oswald was expecting to meet up with cops who would help him get out of the country."

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  1. Brandt wrote a most convincing book. A true Shasespearean tale of achievement and betrayal, the sins of the father visited on the son. Joe Kennedy used the Chicago outfit to win the presidency for his son. Not a new alliance, the two had been in bed since prohibition. RFK then bit the hand that fed him, beginning a crusade against daddy's partners and JFK'S benefactors Feeling betrayed the powerful elite, Marcello, Trafficante, Giancanna,Genovese, acted in self preservation. Not to condone the action taken one must realize that history warns of such retaliation. The mob was a participation in the assasination. But did not act alone. Both our military and intelligence community participated in the deed. Both felt JFK too soft on Cuba, Russia, and failed to fund the military-industrial complex sufficiently. Scorcese makes great mob movies but I fear the political shulduggey told by Sheerin is beyond his intellectual depth

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  2. Sheeran was full of crap. I was told by a guy who used to drive him, that Sheeran was a headbreaker, but never killed as much as a rubber duck. He said Sheeran led his pal Hoffa to the slaughter, but didn't do the deed.

    From a strictly operational point of view, Sheeran said he shot Hoffa then dropped the gun and left. What?? Only the biggest moron in the world would leave a gun with his fingerprints next to a body killed with that gun and depend on someone else to take care of it. And, his claim that he killed Crazy Joe Gallo was an out and out lie.

    Sheeran was broke near the end of his life. He dictated the phony book to Brandt to pay him off for services rendered and to provide some money for his family after he was gone. Brandt might have known it wasn't true, or like most authors who write true stories about mobsters, didn't know squat, and took what he was told as the gospel.

    Sonny Girard www.SonnysMobCafe.com

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  3. Sonny Girard, a loudmouth nobody. Did Sheeran hit Gallo? I know one thing, everything Luparelli told the Feds was total crap.Read Brandt's epilogue, where the girl who witnessed the hit at Umberto's when shown Sheerans photo cringed. Her visceral reaction, coupled with events earlier that nite at the Copa give credability to the story. if the Times truley reports " All The News Fit To Print" let them interview their own employee to clear up an old case. Whatever the woman says know Girard is full of sh-t

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  4. Sonny Girard is a wannabee who never was. John Francis, Sheerans driver NEVER talked to this fool. An expat with long ties to the IRA, the Irishman, would never speak of matters this weighty to a loudmouth a-hole. The only Sonny privy to matters of this import is Franzese. The Irishman died of cancer. Before he died he did talk to a fed. A standup guy the Irishman put no one down for the count. but he did bare his soul seeking forgiveness at the pearly gates for his deeds on earth. The IRS special agent who put Junior away. His story about Hoffa sits in an unread IRS file. Believe me that story is more in line with Sheerans expose then with Girards fallow attempts at publicity. Gallo's hit still stings the FBI, exposing them as fools who will buy any story that makes them look good

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  5. forget hoffa what matters to history is the story of the mob and jfk. it mAKES SENSE IN A SHAKESPEAREAN TRADGEDY WAY. SINS OF THE FATHER VISITED UPON THE SONS. OL JOE K GETS RICH IN BUSINESSWITH THE MOB. GOES TO OLD PARTNERS TO GET HIS SON THE PRESIDENCY. PROMISING HE CAN CONTROL THE KID. THE MOB COMES THROUGH, OL JOE LOSES CONTROL, HIS KID DECLARES WAR ON OLD PARTNERS. THE OLD MAN THEN HAS A STROKE, KILLING ANY CHANCE HE CONTROLS HIS PROGENY BETRAYED TRAFFICANTE, MARCELLO,GIANCANNA, ROSELLI,GENOVESE AND ZERRILLI SAY WHAT THE FUCK/
    WHAT IS THE LAST THING OSWALD SAYS, "I'M JUST A PATSY" THEN GETS WHACKED BY A MARCELLO CRONY WHILE IN POLICE CUSTODY. HOOVER HATED THE KENNEDY'S, WANTED JOHN OUT OF THE WAY, THE BIRCHERS IN THE MILITARY THOUGHT HIM SOFT AND THE ELITES AT THE CIA FELT BETRAYED IN CUBA. AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE WHICH EXPLAINS WHY EVENTS UNFOLDED AS THEY DID. A SON IS DEAD AND THERE IS NO NEED OF A TRIAL FOR THE SOLE KILLER HAS BEEN DONE AWAY WITH. SIMILIAR TO HOW CARLO GAMBINO HANDLED THE HIT ON JOE COLOMBO

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  6. I wonder if you guys who believe Sheeran killed Hoffa are trying to dig under Giant Stadium to look for the body?

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  7. Sonny, Sonny, Sonny only a know nothing as you are and Hoover's vested wonders credit that Giant Stadium cock n bull story. Sheeran does't know what happened to the body, a hitter has no need to know. There is a reason his body was never found, or will ever be found, A hit sanctioned at this level is carefully planned to the last detail. Dominick Joe and Pete were too smart to risk a forensic mistake. Jimmy was cremated at Bagnasco's funeral home.Old adage, no body, no crime, paid homage

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  8. Think Marty is going to the well once to many timews with a tired crew of actors? The seminal events took place in the 60's, Sheeran was in his 40's as was Hoffa. marty's dream cast averages 65 years in age. Sheeran stood a beefy 6'4" Marty's actors are all runts. These guys have great names and pedigree but are long in the touth

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  9. Yonni, Yonni, Yonni, only someone as brilliant as you couldn't recognize a sarcastic barb when it stared him in the face. Keep up the good work.

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  10. Didn't Danny DeVito play Sheeran -- or a character based on him -- in the film Hoffa, with Jack Nicholson? Talk about a casting decision!

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