If you happen to be a fan of mob movies, you might want to take a look at the trailer for Kill the Irishman, the latest film from Jonathan Hensleigh (The Punisher). Based on the true story of Irish mobster Danny Greene, the film is set in Cleveland in 1976 where Greene essentially went to war with the Italian mafia and earned a reputation as “the man the mob couldn’t kill.” Although Hensleigh’s 2004 version of The Punisher starred Thomas Jane in the lead role, this movie finds him teaming up with the most recent Punisher, Ray Stevenson.
Don’t kid yourself, this definitely ain’t a Scorsese flick, but there is still enough talent in the cast that might make it worth checking out. In particular, it’s nice to see Christopher Walken finally getting a chance to return to a bad ass role instead of continuing to be a parody of himself, and Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer, Linda Cardellini and Vinnie Jones also co-star. However, I gotta say, the song they chose for the second half of this trailer is pretty awful and kind of soured the whole thing for me. Kill the Irishman hits select theatres on March 11th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.