Big budgeted $160 million costings, Robert De Niro starrer, The Irishman is finally going to see the light of the day as streaming giant Netflix launches it on November, 27. The film was a part of the inaugural of the New York Film Festival, on Friday.
“Things got in the way,” director Martin Scorsese spoke to journalists as he shed light on the film’s long production haul of over 10 years.
It was 12 years ago that Scorsese and De Niro collaborated for adaptation of Charles Brandt´s book I Heard You Paint House. However, for years the two couldn’t find investors who would produce the project.
“I’m just happy we all got finally to do it because it did take a long time,” said De Niro. “We were lucky to get people to put up the money,” he added.
The film, shot on over 117 different locations, consisting of 309 scenes will be as lengthy as 3 hours 29 minutes.
The Irishman will now be screened in the UK at the London Film Festival on October 13. After that a limited number of cinemas will showcase the movie on November 13 before its release on Netflix.
76-year old De Niro plays Sheeran, a 34-year-old in 1955 to his 2003 death aged 83. The actor joked that seeing his digital younger self, he’s hopeful he can kick off his career for another 30 years.