Netflix has acquired the rights to Martin Scorsese’s next film, “The Irishman”, which is set to star Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
Shockingly for this group….it is a gangster movie! Who’d of thought!
According to CNET, it is based on the Charles Brandt true crime book “I heard you paint houses”. The book follows mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran who, among other dastardly deeds, claims to have been involved with the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.
Here is the “geeky” part: the film is set to have a $100 million dollar budget with a good chunk of it going towards CGI to make some of the actors look younger. We have seen this technology used extremely well recently in movies such as “Captain America: Civil War” with Robert Downey Jr.
This is an expensive acquisition for the streaming service who has recently been in a spending war with rival Amazon for A-list projects.
If nothing else, it is always fun to watch Scorsese and De Niro team up. Just don’t expect a kid friendly rating the Geeky Daddy Movie Review Sidekick Scale.
“I heard you paint houses” is scheduled for release sometime in 2018.
Sidenote: Speaking of Captain America, how cool is this Captain America 75th Anniversary Metal shield!
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