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Netflix's 'The Irishman' to be released in limited theatres, says De Niro

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Screen legend has revealed that "The Irishman" will get a limited theatrical release.

According to The Independent, the Jimmy Hoffa disappearance film, which reunites the trio of De Niro, and after 22 years, will be released by next year.

"We've talked about it with They are going to do a presentation of our the way it should be, in a theatre, in certain venues, the best theatrical venues there can be.

"How they resolve it is, in the beginning, they will show it on the big screen, we're talking about big venues where it would play, where it should play, and what happens after that I'm not sure," said on the sidelines of Marrakech Festival.

talked about his collaboration with the streaming giant, saying is "taking risks" with the movie.

"'The Irishman' is a risky No one else wanted to fund the pic for five to seven years. And of course we're all getting older. Netflix took the risk," he said.

The production began on the mob drama in 2016 and Netflix later acquired worldwide rights to the film.

Based on Charles Brandt's book "I Heard You Paint Houses", the film marks the ninth collaboration between and

Hoffa was an American who served as the of the (IBT) union from 1958 until 1971. He vanished in July 1975 outside a Detroit restaurant and was declared legally dead in 1982 after never being seen again.

"The Irishman" also stars Al Pacino, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Jack Huston, and who will play Genovese mob boss a top associate of Hoffa.

The film's release date has been pushed back to the second half of 2019.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 19:45 IST