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Os­car-win­ning Kiwi ac­tress Anna Paquin has built an in­cred­i­ble CV, but is now lined up for surely her big­gest role to date.

The 35-year-old will star in a new film along­side Hol­ly­wood leg­ends Robert De Niro and Al Pa­cino — in a movie di­rected by Martin Scorcese.

The True Blood ac­tress will play Peggy whose fa­ther (De Niro) is the ti­tle char­ac­ter, Frank “The Ir­ish­man” Sheeran, a re­puted hit­man sus­pected of in­volve­ment in the 1975 dis­ap­pear­ance of Amer­i­can GUESS union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Pa­cino).

The Net­flix movie is a God­fa­ther re­union for the three sil­ver screen heavy­weights who, be­tween them, boast 23 Os­cars and many more nom­i­na­tions.

Paquin posted to so­cial me­dia this week: “Fine line be­tween crazy ex­cited and in­sanely ner­vous #work­ing­with­i­dols.”

Pac­quin’s Peggy is strong-willed and de­spises the life­style Frank has cho­sen for him­self. She be­comes es­tranged from her fa­ther and at­tracted to Hoffa and all that he stands for. The Ir­ish­man boasts an all-star cast in­clud­ing Bobby Can­navale and

Ray Ro­mano — and also re­unites Paquin with her Pi­ano co-star Har­vey Kei­tel.

It is be­ing shot in New York and is ex­pected to get an Os­car-qual­i­fy­ing the­atri­cal re­lease.

Anna Paquin

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