NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 16, 2018
Actor and producer Lawrence Smith has been cast as a Teamster in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” an industry source has confirmed.
Smith joins an epic ensemble in the Netflix Original movie that includes Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Joe Pesci, and Ray Romano. The film is expected to get a theatrical run to qualify for potential awards.
The movie, based on Charles Brandt's book “I Heard You Paint Houses,” tells the story of Frank Sheeran, a mob hitman who recalls his possible involvement in the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
"The Irishman" is not Smith's first time in front of Scorsese's camera or sharing the screen with De Niro. He previously performed in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Comedian." Other credits include Oliver Stone's “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and “Noah,” starring Russel Crowe. He is executive producer of the upcoming theatrical releases "Burn Your Maps," starring Jacob Tremblay and Vera Farmiga, and "The Yellow Birds," starring Alden Ehrenreich and Jennifer Aniston.
After a lengthy career on Wall Street, Smith transitioned into acting and producing by consulting on Wall Street-themed films. He co-founded Mad Riot Entertainment with veteran producer Mark Canton (“300,” “300: Rise of An Empire,” “Den of Thieves,” and the STARZ critically acclaimed series, “Power”).