Don Winslow’s Take On Scorsese & De Niro Doing ‘The Irishman’ Over ‘Frankie Machine:’ ‘I Blame Eric Roth’

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Don Winslow’s Take On Scorsese & De Niro Doing ‘The Irishman’ Over ‘Frankie Machine:’ ‘I Blame Eric Roth’
Editor’s Note: Don Winslow, author of bestsellers including The Power of the Dog, The Winter of Frankie Machine, and The Force, is writing a week’s worth of columns for Deadline on his experiences in Hollywood. In today’s humorous installment, he talks how a green light for Frankie Machine with Scorsese and De Niro reunited went splat, after De Niro turned became infatuated with the story that became The Irishman., Winslow explains why, to him, the blame falls on Eric Roth, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who worked with De Niro on the superb epic The Good Shepherd. Another wonderful piece worth the price of my continuing to wear a New England Pats shirt for the whole week (fresh hostage pic below). – Mf

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