Upcoming Martin Scorsese film The Irishman, featuring Robert De Niro & Al Pacino, will have a limited cinema release ahead of its Netflix debut.
It will premiere on November 7 in select cinemas ahead Netflix, where it premieres on November 27.
This is a strategy Netflix is increasingly deploying for premium films, including The King, Marriage Story and The Two Popes. In international markets, the big screen release qualifies the films for awards consideration.
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, an epic saga of organised crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
Produced by: Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler, Gerald Chamales, Gaston Pavlovich, Randall Emmett
Screenplay by: Steven Zaillan
Director of Photography: Rodrigo Prieto
Production Designer: Bob Shaw
Costume Designer: Christopher Peterson, Sandy Powell
Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker