Netflix continues to gain power.
Martin Scorsese's next movie is an $100 million gangster tale starring Robert De Niro. This will be the ninth time the legendary actor will star in a Scorsese movie, but something is different this time around. In a stunning move, "The Irishman" has been scooped up by Netflix.
The movie was going to be backed by Paramount Pictures, like most Scorsese films are, but with its 12-year chairman Brad Grey leaving the studio, Scorsese’s team put together another package.
The movie chronicles the life of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a mob hitman whose illustrious career is today best known for a supposed involvement in the death of Jimmy Hoffa.
Netflix will allow Scorsese the freedom to make the movie as long as he wants and get the film released worldwide the day it comes out.
Al Pacino and others are in talks to join the movie that is slated to come out in 2019.
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