Martin Scorsese Re-Ups Deal With Paramount

Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions label has extended its overall feature deal with Paramount Pictures through 2019 following their successful collaborations on such films as “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Hugo”.

Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey says in a statement: “Marty is one of our industry’s most prolific and celebrated filmmakers and he is also an integral part of the Paramount family. We are looking forward to many more years and many more great films at Paramount Pictures.”

The studio says the deal covers his historical drama “Silence” with Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield which has been shot but hasn’t set a release date as yet.

It also covers the long in development adaptation of Erik Larson’s “The Devil in the White City” which Billy Ray adapted the script for, the De Niro and Pesci-led “The Irishman,” and a biopic of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein that Scorsese will direct and produce.

Paramount Television is also collaborating with Scorsese on HBO’s upcoming drama series “Vinyl” which debuts early next year.

Source: Deadline