Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese’s newest mafia saga The Irishman will receive distribution in China from STX. After original backers Paramount dropped out, Scorsese finally struck a deal with Netflix to make his epic mob movie. The streaming service plans to give the film a limited theatrical release in the U.S. and U.K. This after reports that the film might not get any theatrical distribution.

Based on Charles Brandt’s I Heard You Paint Houses, The Irishman tells the story of mob hitman Frank Sheeran. Robert De Niro plays Sheeran, marking the actor’s first collaboration with Scorsese since 1995’s Casino. Frequent Scorsese actors Harvey Keitel and Joe Pesci also return to ...

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