The film buffs among you will no doubt be aware that Martin Scorsese’s upcoming gangster film The Irishman is set to be released later this year and will star veteran actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. While the film is based on Steven Zaillians I Heard You Paint Houses, it has been announced that Hodder will publish a tie-in edition more closely related to the film.
As The Bookseller reports, both the book and the movie tell the story of the assassination of Jimmy Hoffa hitman Frank Sheeran, which is often cited as the most notorious hit in gangster history. The upcoming film is bucking the Hollywood trend of having a limited theatrical release before heading straight to Netflix.
In an a statement, Hodder non-fiction publisher Rupert Lancaster said: “I’m delighted we’re publishing a film tie-in edition of I Heard You Paint Houses. The story is as gripping as it is chilling, and the book was just waiting tube adapted into a huge blockbuster film. So, with The Irishman’s list of actors, directors and producers of the highest calibre and the international reach of Netflix, the film will take Charles Brandt’s great book to new audiences around the world.”
The tie-in edition of I Heard You Paint Houses is set to be published on October 31st while The Irishman will be released on Netflix in late 2019.