‘New film Martin Scorsese not in cinema but on Netflix’
The next movie of Marin Scorsese is not coming out in the cinema in the Netherlands, but on Netflix.
According to Indiewire bought the streaming service the global rights of The Local for a not disclosed amount.
The film would actually be released by studio Paramount. Recent financial and organisational problems would have made sure that the director further went to have a look. “The film is risky, and Paramount is not in the position to take risks. In this way he can run the project as he wants,” said an insider at the filmsite.
Robert De Niro plays the leading role in The Local. The actor worked eight times previously with Scorsese on a movie, the last time was Casino in 1995. In 2015, were the two still together with Leonardo DiCaprio, the short film The Audition, which was released as a promotion for a casino in Macau.
For the gangster film will De Niro younger, be made with the help of techniques that were used earlier for the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The Local is scheduled for 2019. The film will probably be in some cinemas in the USA are shown, so in order to qualify for an Oscar.