Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This Is Big.... This Is Very, Very Big

You might recognise the guy on the left (Jimmy Hoffa), but this post is all about the guy on the right. Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran was a lifelong associate of organised crime and a reputed contract killer. On his deathbed he confessed to killing Jimmy Hoffa (one of the best known unsolved murders of all time).

Well..... Martin Scorsese is directing a movie about it, and De Niro is starring as the lead. Based on a book, it's called I Heard You Paint Houses.

Pic’s title refers to mob slang for contract killings, and the resulting blood splatter on walls and floors. Book was written by Charles Brandt, who befriended Sheeran shortly before the latter’s death in 2003. Among the crimes Sheeran confessed to Brandt, according to the 2004 book, was the killing and dismemberment of Hoffa, carried out on orders from mob boss Russell Bufalino.

Told you it was big.

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