Pretty huge news. Martin Scorsese’s next big mob movie is going to be a Netflix exclusive.
The movie was going to be backed by Paramount Pictures, but with its 12-year chairman Brad Grey heading out the door, Scorsese’s team put together another package. As someone close to the deal put it, “Scorsese’s movie is a risky deal, and Paramount is not in the position to take risks. This way, he can make the project he wants.”
We now live in a world where Netflix is in a better position than any major studio to make a Martin Scorsese-Robert DeNiro gangster movie. Netflix would not comment on the deal.[/quote]
The script is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The story centers on Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, who may have killed Jimmy Hoffa.