"Step aside, kid, and see how it's done."
That's what Robert De Niro will soon be saying to Leonardo DiCaprio as he reunites with director Martin Scorsese for the epic crime drama, "The Irishman."
"The Irishman," based on the novel "I Heard You Paint Houses" by Charles Brandt, tells the story of Frank Sheeran, a union official turned mob hitman, according to Total Film. The film will be the ninth collaboration for De Niro and Scorsese, and their first since 1995's "Casino."
De Niro was Scorsese's muse for the first half of the director's career, having appeared in "Mean Streets," "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull" and "Goodfellas," among others. Scorsese segued into working regularly with Leonardo DiCaprio for the second half of his career, starting with 2002's "Gangs of New York."
And, in the middle, there was Nicolas Cage in "Bringing Out the Dead," a "transitional" project if there ever was one.
However, Scorsese's next project involves neither DiCaprio nor De Niro: "Hugo Cabret," starring Chloe Moretz, will be released in 3-D in Dec. 2011.
Meanwhile, De Niro will soon be seen scowling and grimacing in his third turn as the ever-lovable Jack Byrnes in "Little Fockers," opening Dec. 22.