Netflix Reveals Their Release Plans For Martin Scorsese's THE IRISHMAN
I don’t know about you, but I’m incredibly excited to see how Martin Scorsese’s new film The Irishman turns out! We’ve been hearing so much about this crime drama which stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel. It’s also going to be really interesting to see these actors de-aged.
Well, Netflix has announced that the film will get a limited theatrical release on November 1st and will spread out into more theaters over a three and a half week period before launching on the streaming service on November 27th.
It was previously reported that movie would open around Thanksgiving and after Netflix denied it, it looks like that’s where the release ended up. It’s good to see that Netflix and the theater chains are starting to play nice. There has been some tension in the past, but the fact that Netflix is actually getting their films into theaters means things are being smoothed out. And that’s great because this is one of those films that I want to see on the big screen!
The Irishman is based on Charles Brandt’s book, I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa, and there's a lot of controversy surrounding the story as it's based on the deathbed confession of Frank "The Irishman” Sheeran.
"The hit man claimed to tell the real story of the disappearance of former Teamsters boss Hoffa. However, the account Sheeran told to Brandt has been disputed. Still, the FBI actually thought enough of Sheeran’s confession to pull up several floor boards from a house where he said he shot and killed Hoffa to look for DNA evidence. Latter the bureau said that the samples found weren’t from Hoffa."
The Irishman will also be the opening night feature at this year’s New York Film Festival on September 27th.