Hodder to publish The Irishman film tie-in

Hodder to publish The Irishman film tie-in

Hodder & Stoughton will publish the film tie-in edition of Charles Brandt's I Heard You Paint Houses, which has been made into a Martin Scorsese film starring Robert De Niro. 

The true crime book tells the story of the death of Jimmy Hoffa at the hands of hitman Frank Sheeran - the most notorious hit in mafia history. 

Filmed as "The Irishman", starring De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, and directed by Scorsese, the Netflix trailer has been viewed more than 15 million times. 

Hodder non-fiction publisher Rupert Lancaster said: "I'm delighted we're publishing a film tie-in edition of I Heard You Paint Houses. The story is as gripping as it is chilling, and the book was just waiting tube adapted into a huge blockbuster film. So, with The Irishman's list of actors, directors and producers of the highest calibre and the international reach of Netflix, the film will take Charles Brandt's great book to new audiences around the world." 

The film will debut as the opener for the New York Film Festival on 27th September and will close the BFI London Film Festival on 13th October. I Heard You Paint Houses, originally published in 2004, has sold 9,550 copies for £77,924 through Nielsen. The new edition will be published on 31st October.