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Paramount Passes on Pricey Martin Scorsese Picture

Martin Scorsese and his latest film: Killers of the Flower Moon, has its budget ballooning to uncomfortable levels for Paramount. So much so, Scorsese is already looking to work with Netflix again after Paramount Pictures is reconsidering the project because of its $200 million price tag.

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According to the report, Paramount previously agreed to form Scorsese’s next big-budget movie in 2019 before the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. However, thanks to the hit from the economic downturn and therefore the impact of COVID-19 on Hollywood’s movie production this made Paramount reconsider.

NETFLIX to STREAM THE UPCOMING PROJECT AS WEll

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The company has allowed Scorsese’s representatives to succeed in bent other studios, like Apple and Netflix on the project.

The movie is about to star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, their first time on screen together since This Boy’s Life. Scorsese previously worked with Netflix on his last big-budget picture, The Irishman a few hitmen who reportedly killed Hoffa. Netflix reportedly paid $173 million to supply the movie. Scorsese clearly enjoyed his time there, and the bigger budget.

IS NETFLIX REALLY UP FOR IT?

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Moreover, as traditional movie producers are looking to develop cheaper movies, streaming services like Apple and Netflix are stepping up to fun big-budget projects. However, there’s an opportunity Scorsese’s movie could proceed at Paramount, though with a co-financier.

In the meantime, you’ll still watch The Irishman on Netflix, or perhaps just Tiger King again.

Haven’t you watched The Irishman on Netflix yet? Here’s the trailer!

sources: Ign.com, Fandom

Written by Reilly Johnson

Reilly Johnson is a businessman, journalist, and a staple in the online entertainment community contributing to some of the largest entertainment pages in the world. Currently, Reilly is running the news and media website, FandomWire, a subsidiary of Johnson Concepts.

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