The streaming service expects the movie – launched online on November 27 – to be watched in the first 28 days, at least 70%, by 40 million subscribers, according to Ted Sarandos, content director.
The film “Bird Box”, with Sandra Bullock in the lead role, was watched by 45 million subscribers within a week, and the comedy “Murder Mystery”, with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, over 30 million during three days.
“The Irishman” received five nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes gala, was nominated by The National Board of Review for best film of 2019, received the same distinction from the New York Critics Association and is seen as a major competitor the Oscar 2020.
With a budget of over $ 140 million, the film represents De Niro’s new collaboration with Scorsese and Pacino’s first with the American filmmaker. Also in the cast are Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, and Ray Romano.
“The Irishman” is an epic saga about organized crime in America after World War II, exposed through the eyes of war veteran Frank Sheeran, a paid fraud and assassin who worked for some of the best-known characters of the 20th century.
A story that spans several decades, the film follows one of the greatest unresolved mysteries in American history – the disappearance of legendary union president Jimmy Hoffa – and presents an extraordinary journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: how it works, rivalries and links with politics.
Pacino is Jimmy Hoffa, and De Niro plays the role of Frank Sheeran, the union leader.
The script is signed by Steven Zaillian, based on the book “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt, and the producers are Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler, Gerald Chamales, Gaston Pavlovich and Randall Emmett.