Pssst! Netflix has bid 120 million$ for the biggest film ever made, with the biggest cast and crew!
It’s true. The world’s biggest film ever has just been greenlit by Netflix, who’ve bid a whopping 120 million dollars to collect the most incredible talent in Hollywood. And make a movie with the best of any world casting.
Imagine this – a Martin Scorcese film. And starring Al Pacino, Robert D’Niro, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel as the faces of a mob film. And they’ve not even begun on the female casting yet. The movie is ‘The Irishman’, for which Scorcese gobbled up the idea of making a real life story about Frank Sheeran, a teamster’s official who confessed to killing dreaded mob bossman Jimmy Hoffa. This had made a sensation in the not so distant past.
Paramount pictures were the initial studio that Scorcese was in talks with but backed out at bids hovering around a 100 million. A spokesperson was reportedly quoted as finding Scorcese’s project “too risky”. And “We are not in a position to take such a risk”. Fair enough. But Netflix saw it as a golden opportunity and jumped right in, notwithstanding the fact that the budget could go up to a head-swimming 150 Million US$. But that’s Hollywood and that’s Scorcese, Pacino, and D’Niro for you.
Now imagine a big filmmaker like Aditya Chopra, Bhansali, Shankar etc, trying to cast SRK, Salman and even a Rajnikanth together? It would be a cracker of epic proportions alright. But will our stars go for it? At this stage – unlikely. So let’s focus on ‘The Irishman’ to shake the Box Office at the moment and leave our desi darlings to make up their minds for – whenever!