Netflix Acquires Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman,’ Starring Robert De Niro

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Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, has been acquired by Netflix, one source involved in the project told Deadline. The Irishman, based on the Charles Brandt's true-crime book I Heard You Paint Houses, tells the deathbed story of mob hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, who had insider knowledge about the disappearance and death of Jimmy Hoffa. With the deal, which IndieWire first reported, it was known that Scorsese was looking at a budget of about…