Scorsese’s The Irishman Sets August Filming Start For 2019 Release

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Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating gangster picture The Irishman, which reunites the legendary director with his old muse Robert De Niro, will finally begin production this summer. The project has been in development for a number of years, but didn’t truly gain traction until 2016, when STX acquired the international distribution rights in a heated bidding war. Unfortunately, domestic distributor Paramount balked at the pricey $100 million budget and backed out. Earlier this year, streaming service Netflix swooped in to save the day and has agreed to release the film when it’s completed.

With The Irishman looking closer to being a reality than ever before, the one question on many a cinephile’s mind …

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