Advertisement

'The Irishman' to open in select theaters Nov. 1

By Annie Martin
'The Irishman' to open in select theaters Nov. 1
Robert De Niro plays Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran in "The Irishman." File Photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Upcoming crime drama The Irishman will open in select theaters in November.

Deadline reported Tuesday that the new Martin Scorsese film, starring Robert De Niro, will have a limited release Nov. 1 in Los Angeles and New York.

Advertisement

The movie will screen in additional U.S. cities in the weeks leading up to its Nov. 27 debut on Netflix. It will expand to U.K. theaters Nov. 8.

The Hollywood Reporter said Netflix kept its tradition of forgoing a wide release to make the film available to its members as quickly as possible. The streaming service was unable to reach a compromise with major theater chains, including AMC and Cineplex.

Variety said Scorsese had hoped for a more traditional wide release. The limited release is in line with the short theatrical run that Netflix gave Alfonso Cuaron's film Roma in 2018.

The Irishman is expected to show at iPic, Alamo Drafthouse and Landmark locations, along with indie theaters.

Netflix released a first trailer for The Irishman in July. The film is based on the Charles Brandt book I Heard You Paint Houses and tells the story of mob hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran (De Niro). Al Pacino and Joe Pesci co-star.

Advertisement

The Irishman will premiere Sept. 27 at the New York Film Festival. The movie will also close the London Film Festival in October.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement