London (AP) - Film star Robert De Niro (76) makes the aging process. "Are not we all like this at the end of the day? There you can probably do nothing, "said De Niro the German Press Agency and other media in London.
All the more the actor is happy to look much younger in his new movie "The Irishman" thanks to modern technology. "It's great that the rejuvenation thing worked," he said. "We had originally thought to let us play by younger actors. But the project has dragged on for so long, and over time the technology has gotten better and better. "
In the gangster epic directed by Martin Scorsese, De Niro and his colleagues Al Pacino (79) and Joe Pesci (76) play their roles over several decades. After shooting, they were given a younger look on the computer. "The interesting thing is that people who saw the material before post-processing barely noticed aging and rejuvenation," De Niro explained. "At least it did not hurt the story and the finished film." This is also confirmed by his co-actor. "That's really true," Pacino said, joking. "Maybe it's my eyes too."
The Netflix-produced "The Irishman" on the ties of mafia, trade unions and politics in the United States of the 60s runs from 14 November only for a few weeks in German cinemas. As of November 27, the high-profile gangster epic, based on true facts and people, will be on streaming service.