Netflix Greenlights Scorsese’s “The Irishman”

After years of being stuck in development, and complications and questions over cost and legalities in the past few months, Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is now finally going forward.

Indiewire reports that Netflix has given the $100-million-dollar movie the greenlight, with cameras slated to start rolling in August. Robert De Niro stars Frank Sheeran, a high-ranking officer in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters with rumored ties to the deaths of President Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa.

CGI will be used to de-age De Niro for various sequences. The rest of the cast hasn’t been set but the likes of Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Bobby Cannavale, and Harvey Keitel are rumored. No release date is set but don’t expect this until 2019.