With Brad Grey resigning as chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, the studio suffered another blow as Martin Scorsese’s upcoming A-list gangster movie, which had been set up at Paramount, moved to Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie, “The Irishman,” reunites the legendary director with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino. THR cites sources confirming that Netflix has obtained the rights to the project, which was first announced back in 2008.
A start date has not yet been set for the movie.
“Steve Zaillian adapted ‘The Irishman’ from Charles Brandt‘s book ‘I Heard You Paint Houses,’ which chronicles the exploits of Frank Sheeran, a high-ranking Teamsters official with ties to the Bufalino crime family,” THR notes. “Shortly before his death in 2003, Sheeran confessed that he killed fellow Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa, whose body has never been found. He also claimed that it was Hoffa who wanted John F. Kennedy killed.”