An old man recalls his time painting houses for his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Budget: $159–250 million
Box office: $8 million
New York Premiere
When: Friday 27th September 2019
Where: Alice Tully Hall, New York City
When: Sunday 13th October 2019
Where: Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square, London
Los Angeles Premiere
When: Thursday 24th October 2019
Where: TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
- It took a lot of convincing for Joe Pesci to come out of retirement to appear in this film, but Martin Scorsese was persistent to have him fill the role as Russell Bufalino. Some say he was asked more than 40 times!
- Robert De Niro also served as a producer on the film.
- The film is based on the 2004 non-fiction book ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’ by Charles Brandt.
- This is Martin Scorsese’s longest film, with a duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes!
- Netflix bought the rights to the film for $105 million from Paramount Pictures and agreed to finance the film’s $$$ budget. The budget is said to be between $159-250 million because they needed more money to de-age the actors through CGI. The made just $8 million at the box office (as Netflix released it on the streaming platform just 30 days after the theatrical release), but had the potential of making at least $100 million if it had a usual 90-day theatrical run.