The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese, includes an all-star cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Ray Romano, and focuses on a mob hit-man’s possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa, the late President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
TMZ reports De Niro, who plays Frank Sheeran, was seen wearing platform shoes while filming some scenes, because his character is 6’4, while Robert is actually 5’10.
Nice to know this movie is finally in the works and it will be interesting to see De Niro and Pesci together again.
The Irishman is slated for release in 2018.
I have heard actors often changed shoes for height reasons to accommodate characters, and to see De Niro in platforms… well… lol! A actor’s craft requires adjustments.