A few interesting facts about The Literary Group’s long-rumored film deal for Charles Brandt’s best-selling mafia memoir, I Heard You Paint Houses, have surfaced this week. It’s been known for some time that legend Martin Scorsese will be directing. Mr. Scorsese recently confirmed that he will be working alongside Robert De Niro to make the film a success. This marks the ninth convergence of their talents, in a variety of successful movies. Steve Zallian, screenwriter for Gangs of New York, will be on hand as well.
I Heard You Paint Houses reveals the life of Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran as he turns from a union leader to a mob hit-man, channeling the skills he brought back from his active duty in World War II into a life of crime. The film, currently titled The Irishman, could be ready for filming by next year. If you can’t wait that long, or you have a taste for organized crime drama, you can pick up a copy of Brandt’s book, published by Benay client Steerforth Press, while you wait.