When was the last time you read a book? Probably not in a good while, and if you’re like me then you’re probably thinking, “Ain’t nobody got time for that,” either that or you’re just too lazy. Lucky for us, they make books into movies, and although not always accurate, it’s close enough. Now I agree, some books should not be made into films..*cough cough twilight cough*. But others aren’t so bad and they get the point across, especially if you’re writing an essay on a book and don’t have time to read it since you waited until the last minute.
Now although I haven’t read the book, Scorsese is directing an adaptation of “I Heard You Paint Houses.” A book about a mob hit man named Frank Sheeran, who has admitted to the murder of Jimmy Hoffa and Crazy Joe Gallo. If the idea of a movie directed by Scorsese involving a hit man and mobsters isn’t enough, how about the fact that he will work once more with Robert De Niro, and if that’s not enough, Al Pacino has signed on to for a role as well. The last time these two great actors were together, probably wasn’t so good (Righteous Kill), but the time before that was one of the better movies I have ever seen (Heat). That’s right, not only are these two amazing actors working together again, but under the directing of Scorsese. Already I see an instant classic.
But wait, there’s more!!! Joe Pesci, yes, legendary Joe Pesci, is said to have signed onto the film. The last time Pesci and De Niro were worked together was on “The Good Shepherd” and even then it wasn’t a major role. Before that film, these two made a whole lot more films that are considered to be be some of the best in cinema, some of which were directed by Scorsese himself.
Looks like this movie might be the movie every Goodfellas and Casino fan has been waiting for. If you don’t want to bother reading the book, then you might as well until 2014, which is the year that the film may come out. But instead of using your money in a righteous casino, be a goodfella and read the book anyway, because we still have a long wait ahead of us.
By J.M. Lopez