The announcement Martin Scorsese's highly anticipated upcoming film, The Irishman, would be released on Netflix came as more than a shock to many movie lovers.
A producer of the film, Jane Rosenthal, sat down with Metro and discussed the film's production at the Tribeca Film Festival, and why Netflix was ultimately chosen for its release.
Thankfully for those of us who enjoy seeing a film in the proper setting in which it was intended on being viewed, Rosenthal later confirmed The Irishman will "absolutely" have some theatrical releases.
The idea of seeing a Scorsese film go right to streaming is almost unfathomable for movie-buffs, and it is interesting to see a historic director of his caliber choosing to take this approach. Some great filmmakers in the same category of Scorsese have not taken kindly to the streaming services and their original pieces of content. Most notably, Steven Spielberg has been a bit critical of Netflix's original films, and is on record claiming he doesn't believe that they should be on the ballot for the Academy Awards.
The legendary director will be making his return to the gangster genre with this upcoming film, and has assembled some of the most famous faces the crime genre has ever seen: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keitel.
When asked about the possible release date, Rosenthal estimates, "
We can't wait to see this one!