The Irishman To Run On Broadway For A Month Before Netflix Release

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Ahead of its release on the streaming giant Netflix, Martin Scorsese's directorial 'The Irishman' will get a run at Broadway theatre before Netflix release

Written By Varsha Chavan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Ahead of its release on the streaming giant Netflix, Martin Scorsese's directorial 'The Irishman' will get a run at Broadway theatre. The limited-run will include shows at Broadway's historic Belasco Theatre from November 1 to December 1, as per reports. The flick chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and also explores the hidden corridors of organised crime and its connections to mainstream politics. 

"We've lost so many wonderful theaters in New York City in recent years, including single house theaters like the Ziegfeld and the Paris. The opportunity to recreate that singular experience at the historic Belasco Theatre is incredibly exciting," director Scorsese said in a statement. For tickets valuing at USD 15 plus processing fee, the film will screen eight times in a week during its run at the Broadway.

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Netflix announces 'The Irishman' release

The Irishman premiered on September 27, at the New York Film Festival, finally raising the curtain on the director’s long-awaited, 209-minute crime-drama opus. The film's official Twitter handle on August 27 posted that it will release in select theatres in the US on November 1. A few weeks later, the film will start streaming on Netflix from November 27. Scorsese's directorial is also up for screening at the 14th Rome Film Fest which will commence on October 17 and will last till October 27. 

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The Irishman: What to know

Based on the Charles Brandt novel 'I Heard You Paint Houses', the film will take the audience back to post-WWII America exploring the world of organised crime. "The Irishman" follows the story of Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a mob hitman and World War II veteran who develops his skills during his service in Italy. Along with De Niro and Pacino, the film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel, and Anna Paquin.

"Now an old man, he reflects on the events that defined his career as a hitman, particularly the role he played in the disappearance of labour leader Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino), his longtime friend, and his involvement with the Bufalino crime family," reads the official plotline of the film.

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(with ANI inputs)



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