What do you get when you put together Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel and Al Pacino? An awesome movie. That’s what. On top of all these incredible icons, you also have an Oscar-winning director: Martin Scorsese. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s happening!
According to reports, Netflix has successfully secured its rights to what is shaping up to be the most anticipated films of the decade. They shelled out $105 million in order to have right to ‘The Irishman’ and let’s be real here, people can’t wait to see this.
It has been reported that the deal will allow Netflix to share the film to not only their 93 million subscribers but that it will also boost their subscriptions. Apparently, Netflix started the negotiations with Scorsese shortly after Paramount Pictures dropped out of the project.
According to Daily Mail, a spokesperson noted that Scorsese’s films are known to be a risky deal and Paramount does not typically take risks. By joining Netflix, he is able to do the film that he wants.
So what’s this film even about? Well, it’s based on the life of mob hitman Frank Sheeran who allegedly confessed on his deathbed to murdering his good friend Jimmy Hoffa.
Jimmy Hoffa is the union leader whose disappearance remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in American history. The story itself sounds incredible and the list of actors just adds to it.
Daily Mail writes that De Niro will be playing Sheeran and it’ll be his ninth film with Scorsese. The director helped launch the actor’s career back in 1972 with Mean Streets.
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