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Netflix has been known lately for the Netflix Original shows and movies. They’ve gotten big name titles from Stephen King and titles like Shameless and American Horror Story. While they’ve gotten tons of new titles on Netflix this month, there are tons more to come.
Like The Irishman. The Irishman is a biographical crime film based on the life of Jimmy Hoffa, the notorious mobster, and Frank Sheeran, the notorious mobster hitman. The big news? Netflix snagged the worldwide theatrical and streaming rights for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.
After Netflix won the bid of $105 million, plus production costs of $125 million, they can now call this their baby. We can expect to see the premier on Netflix in 2019. There are tons of big stars in this film such as Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci.
These three big names will be accompanied in cast by, Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Stephen Graham, Jack Huston, and Anna Paquin. While these are big names, this is a big chance for Netflix to “make it right”.
Since these stars have been around the block a time or two, they know a thing or two about how this stuff works. While Netflix is getting the hang of this production thing, they haven’t quite gotten the hang of what viewers actually want to see.
This film may be their production debut if they do it correctly and do it well. They’ve pretty much got it laid out for them as it is a biographical crime drama– Pretty straight forward with facts and the great thing about the actors?
They are legends when it comes to playing big roles. Robert De Niro will play the role of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, Al Pacino will play the role of Jimmy Hoffa, the infamous union leader of the Teamsteres, and Joe Pesci as Russell Bufalino, “The Old Man”.
The film is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the Final Ride by Jimmy Hoffa by Charles Brandt. The movie will be directed by Martin Scorsese and was written by Steven Zaillian.
The movie will actually portray Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran’s involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. This will heavily play on Sheeran’s side of the story, figuring out his involvement and the role that he played.
Hopefully Netflix doesn’t screw this up. If they play their cards right, they will have a big hit on their hands. Are you looking forward to seeing The Irishman? Too bad we have to wait until 2019!