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Digital operation makes De Niro 40 years younger in Scorsese’s ‘Local

The topacteur, 73 in the meantime, there will be in the movie will look like the De Niro of “The Godfather II”, a film from 1974. Such a rejuvenation is according to Scorsese, not with make-up to achieve: he will digitally be rejuvenated.

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Robert De Niro is in the new film by Martin Scorsese, “The Local”, the main and title role play of Frank Sheeran, a gangster who is to say that at least 25 people killed and also a hand in the disappearance of union leader Jimmy Hoffa.

The tour de force consists in the fact that the 73-year-old De Niro in the film will look like the De Niro of “The Godfather II”, a film from 1974. Such a rejuvenation is according to Scorsese, not with make-up to achieve: The Niro will digital be rejuvenated. The English term for that miraculous intervention: “digital de-aging”.

De Niro, for many years the love this actor of Scorsese until his place was taken by Leonardo DiCaprio, worked for the last together with the New York topregisseur in 1995, for the gangster film “Casino”. Scorsese made the trade magazine Variety, however, clear that “The Local” is no repetition of the movie style that their collaboration from “Mean Streets” featured.

Of Scorsese is Saturday in the US the movie “Silence” in the premiere, based on the eponymous novel by the Japanese author Shusaku Endo, about how two jesuits, a religious crisis undergo on their trip to Japan to their mentor (the role of Liam Neeson) — is attempting to detect.

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