Oscar and Golden Globe Winner, Anna Paquin has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s Netflix original film, The Irishman as the daughter of Robert De Niro’s Frank Sheeran.
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Paquin will play Peggy, the strong-willed daughter of Frank, a well-known hitman who was suspected of being involved in the 1975 disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, and Mary. She despises the lifestyle Frank has chosen for himself and over the years begins to distance herself from her father, hating everything about him. At times, Peggy lives in fear of Frank, worried to tell him about the problems in her life for fear of what he might do to the people that have wronged her. Seeing Hoffa (Pacino) as someone outside of the mob and making a social impact with his unions, Peggy grows attracted to him. Even in the death of her mother, she shows no love for Frank and doesn’t speak a word to him at Mary’s funeral.
Based on the book, I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa by Charles Brandt, The Irishman cast also includes Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Stephen Graham, Kathrine Narducci, Gary Basaraba, J.C. Mackenzie and Craig Vincent.
Winning the Oscar for The Piano and Golden Globe for True Blood, Paquin can next be seen in Netflix series Alias Grace and the current Channel 4/Amazon series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.
Producers are expected to be Fabrica’s Gaston Pavlovich, Jane Rosenthal, Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. Production is currently underway in New York and an expected release is to come in time to qualify for an Oscar nomination.