A high-profile drama series starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore has a two-season commitment at Amazon. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the untitled project from David O.Russell is set for a run of 16 episodes, with The Weinstein Co. producing.
Russell will reportedly write and direct each installment of the Mafia drama.
“The series is said to have landed at Amazon with a price tag of a whopping $160 million,” THR reports. “Insiders told THR that Russell was seeking $1 million an episode just to hear the pitch, with Amazon now appearing to have agreed to his terms (though the initial pitch had the project eyeing a $20 million payday for 20 episodes).”
De Niro will reportedly be paid $850,000 per episode for his work on the series.