Martin Scorsese admitted that he collaborated only in “desperation” with Netflix in his latest movie, The Irishman.
The director met Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci for the epic gangster that follows Mafia hitman Frank Sheeran in his lifetime. Al Pacino and Stephen Graham are also stars.
Although the stellarly creative team behind the film, The Irishman had to live hell for years as traditional studios balked at the budget required for state-of-the-art film de-aging technology.
Total Estimated Budget For Making The Irishman:
The Irishman’s budget is estimated to be over $140 million (£ 108 m), and Scorsese said that Netflix came in if nobody else would.
Idea Behind The Irishman:
He said that the other studios not interested in The Irishman. What they would make up for was not enough because he had to do CGI, in particular.
He and De Niro haven’t made a movie since 1995, Casino, and they wanted to make yet another movie over the years. And he was coming to the book (screenwriter) Eric Roth gave him.
He said that he was incredibly passionate and a little emotional. As he was reading the book, and he said, ‘This is what we’re going to do.’ It’s been 2009 and got (writer) involved Steve Zaillian. The structure worked out. But the major problem was that they couldn’t get the money to make the movie.
Proposal From Rick Yorn:
Then he got a recommendation from Rick Yorn (Manager and Producer), who said: “Are you interested in Netflix?”
The Irishman had a limited theatre run in November that allowed him to become eligible for the Oscars before he came to Netflix later this month.
Scorsese said why he worked with Netflix: “It was desperation for me.”
The producer-one of the most revered and honored film history-said “maybe” he would’ve made The Irishman if Netflix hadn’t been able to guarantee a theatre release by adding: “It had to be finished.”
Thanks to Netflix that The Irishman was released, and since then, the movie is loved by all its viewers. Also, Irishman was one of the top watched movies on Netflix in 2019.