Scorsese's "The Irishman" Is Finally Greenlit & Streaming Through Netflix
Good news on the horizon. Streaming giant Netflix just snagged the rights to the new Martin Scorsese passion project The Irishman for $105 million dollars, yes, you heard it right, $105 million. In talks since 2010, 7 years later, Scorsese finally gets this beautiful idea on track to production. A large portion of the stupendous budget will be forked over to George Lucas’s visual effects company ILM to reverse age Robert De Niro’s character 40 years. The 73-year-old De Niro will be depicted in flashbacks throughout the movie as a much younger hit man. Paramount studios originally backed the project but then pulled out after the disappointing turn out of Marty’s last feature Silence. Adding to the excitement, following numerous failed attempts, long time De Niro and Scorsese collaborator Joe Pesci has also agreed to be a part of the action. Ray Ramano and legendary crime film genre star Al Pacino will also be Joining the three mafia amigos to help tell the story adapted from the Charles Brandt book “I Heard You Paint Houses”. Charles Brandt wrote the book based on the confessions of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, played by Robert De Niro while on his deathbed. The real life hit man claims he is allegedly responsible for the cold case disappearance of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. With no statute of limitations on murder the case still remains open today. Shooting is scheduled to begin this month in New York City and should be completed in early 2018.