Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Martin Scorseses gangster movie The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro.
Netflix would not comment on the deal but sources close to the project confirmed a report by IndieWire.
The Irishman will be the ninth collaboration between Scorsese and De Niro. Steven Zaillian has written the script, based on the Charles Brandts 2004 book, I Heard You Paint Houses, which centered on the life of the mob hitman Frank The Irishman Sheeran.
Scorsese and De Niro first partnered on 1973s Mean Streets, followed by Taxi Driver, New York, New York, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear and 1995s Casino.
Production on The Irishman is expected to start later this year.