Oscar and Emmy winner Anna Paquin has been cast as the daughter of Robert De Niro’s hitman character in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.
Paquin joins an all-star cast in the Netflix Original that includes Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Joe Pesci and Ray Romano.
The crime drama is based on Charles Brandt’s 2004 book, “I Heard You Paint Houses.”
[powergridprofile powerrank=”1476″ node=”255150″ type=”person” path=”http://powergrid.thewrap.com/person/anna-paquin” title=”Anna Paquin” image=”anna_paquin.jpg”]
Brandt’s book follows revelations from Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran about the 1975 disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, the killing of Joey Gallo, and J.F.K’s assassination.
A professional mobster and hitman, Sheeran claims to have killed and dismembered Hoffa, with the title of the book referring to Hoffa’s quote to him: “I heard you paint houses ” — mob talk meaning to kill a man, as a house’s walls are then covered with blood.
Production is underway in New York, and the film is expected to get an Oscar-qualifying theatrical release.
Paquin’s most recent credits include the CBC crime drama “Bellevue” and History’s miniseries remake of “Roots.” Paquin recently wrapped shooting on “The Parting Glass,” which she is co-producing, and next will be seen in two streaming series that premiere in November: Netflix’s “Alias Grace” and Amazon’s Philip K. Dick’s “Electric Dreams.”
Paquin is represented by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Deadline first reported the news.