Netflix has reportedly secured its rights to what we expect to be one of the most anticipated movies of the coming years. The Irishman, which is an upcoming biographical crime movie directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian, will feature some of our favorite actors of all time. These include Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel and Al Pacino, and people are beyond excited. Netflix paid $105 million to acquire the rights to the movie, and fans are very eager to see it. The film is set for release in 2019.
This Netflix deal will allow for the company to share the film with their 39 million subscribers, but it will also boost their subscriptions. It was not until Paramount Pictures backed off this project that Netflix started negotiations with the 74-year-old film director. According to the Daily Mail, a spokesperson states that Scorsese’s films are a risky deal and Paramount does not typically take risks. That’s why Scorsese can do whatever he wants once he joins Netflix.
The movie is based on the life of mob hitman Frank Sheeran. He allegedly confessed to murdering his friend Jimmy Hoffa on his deathbed.
The story is incredible because it’s about Jimmy Hoffa, the union leader who disappeared notoriously. It’s basically one of the greatest unsolved American history mysteries. What makes the movie even more incredible is its actors.
Daily Mail writes that De Niro will be playing Sheeran. This makes his ninth movie collaboration with Scorsese. The director helped launch the actor’s career back in 1972 with Mean Streets.
The role of Hoffa will, of course, be played by one and only, Al Pacino! This will be Pacino’s first Scorsese film!
As a matter of fact, all of the actors know each other well and have starred in movies together. But it’s the very first time that this particular crew is working together. Are you excited yet?
IndieWire was the first to report details of the deal between Netflix and Scorsese.
We can’t wait for this film!