The Irishman Teaser: Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino Unite In Martin Scorsese's Gangster Movie

Robert De Niro is returning to his cinematic roots with his latest project.

Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, which also stars Scorsese stalwarts Al Pacino and Joe Pesci (in his first on-screen appearance since 2010), is Netflix's newest prestige film — and its first teaser promises plenty of bloodshed, tension, impeccable direction, and great performances.

In The Irishman, De Niro plays Frank Sheeran, an Irish hitman for the famous mob boss Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino) who was rumored to be somehow involved with the Kennedy assassination, a mystery that has left Americans in the dark for decades. Sheeran, a veteran and former gun-for-hire, is brought back into the game — and finds himself a part of Hoffa's equally mysterious disappearance. Based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt, the film follows Sheeran as he reflects on his time in the mob.

As for Pesci, who came out of acting retirement to reunite with his Goodfellas director, plays Russell Bufalino, a notorious mafioso who ran a Pennsylvanian mob family. The teaser for The Irishman sees Bufalino working with both Hoffa and Sheeran to make his bottom line.

The film's supporting cast is rounded out with some pretty incredible names, including Jesse Plemons (Black Mirror, Breaking Bad), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), Harvey Keitel (another longtime Scorsese fixture), and more.

The dark, gritty film, which has been in development since 2014, is certainly a long time coming — and pairing this venerated director with three of his favorite actors definitely seems like a surefire win for both Scorsese and for Netflix, the latter of which is likely hoping to break into the Academy Awards with this prestige project.

The Irishman follows in the footsteps of Alfonso Cuarón's Roma (which netted a second Best Director statuette for the Mexican-born auteur) by deubting on Netflix as well as in theaters, and it was recently announced that the project will also premiere during the New York Film Festival. This highly pedigreed film will hit Netflix and theaters in late 2019, just in time for awards season.