The Irishman: Will Gompertz reviews Martin Scorsese’s new mob movie backed by Netflix


The Irishman sees the reunion of Joe Pesci (Russell Bufalino), Robert De Niro (Frank Sheeran) and Martin Scorsese for the first time in 24 years

Martin Scorsese says he couldn’t get a Hollywood studio to back his three-and-a-half-hour mob movie The Irishman. “Nobody was interested in making a film with me and Bob [Robert De Niro] anymore,” he said. “I just think they thought the audience wasn’t there.” Possibly. 

Although I think they probably ran the numbers first. I mean, if you’re a studio exec and have one of the greatest movie directors of all time pitching an idea in a genre he’s made his own, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, you’d listen, wouldn’t you?  imagine it came down to money and cautiousness.

For the rest of the story, read the BBC Review:

Pesci, Pacino, Scorsese, De Niro, and Harvey Keitel attending the world premiere of “The Irishman” in New York

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