One of the most exciting cinematic events of the year is almost upon us. Netflix has now released the final trailer for Martin Scorsese's crime epic The Irishman in anticipation of the film becoming available on the streaming service later this month starting next week on November 27, with the Oscars contender now playing in select theaters.

Be prepared for sweaty palms, a racing heart and wide eyes as you bear witness to a masterclass in gripping intensity...and that's just from watching the trailer, let alone the full three and half hour finished product. This final trailer gives us just a taste of the intensely ominous atmosphere that is sure to follow, painting a broad picture of the masterpiece that is to come.

For those film fans who have had their eyes shut and their fingers in their ears, The Irishman brings together the holy trinity of gangster actors, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, for this take on the mysterious events that surrounded the death of the infamous Jimmy Hoffa.

De Niro headlines the Netflix Original as mob hitman Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, who is believed to have carried out as many as 25 murders for the mob. An epic saga of organized crime in a post World War II America, De Niro's veteran Frank Sheeran is brought into the bosom of the mob, and ends up working with some of the most notorious criminals of the 20th century. The film spans decades, exploring the friendship of Sheeran and the infamous labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, which culminated in one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history. The Irishman offers an enlightening glimpse into the shadows of organised crime and its inner workings as well as the deadly rivalries and connections to politicians and public figures.

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Al Pacino will portray the slain union leader Jimmy Hoffa in this, his fourth big screen outing alongside De Nro. somewhat surprisingly, The Irishman will be the Academy Award winner's first time working for Martin Scorsese, and by the looks of it he could not have picked a better debut. Joining them is Joe Pesci as Mafia boss Russell Bufalino as well as Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons, Bobby Cannavale, Jack Huston and Ray Romano.

The Irishman is based on the book by Charles Brandt, and will employ extensive digital de-aging techniques in order to take the actors from their 20's through the decades to old age. Though this technology is relatively new (and nowhere near faultless) and despite the trailer not giving us a lingering look at the de-aged actors, what we do see looks very impressive indeed.

In between glimpses of the film's sheer brilliance are a few select quotes from the onslaught of high praise that The Irishman has received so far. Currently sitting very fresh at 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Irishman is sure to be something very special. This final trailer comes from Netflix streaming channel.

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