THE Netflix it’s not at its best. With a drop in subscribers in the United States and lower than expected growth in other countries, the company remains focused on exclusive content to grow – or avoid a crisis. The most recent bet is the film The Irish, scheduled for the coming months.
You can keep expectations high about the film. One reason is the cast: The Irish will be starring Robert De Niro, as well as starring Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
The direction will be in charge of Martin Scorsese, known for classics as Taxi Driver, The Good Companions and New York Gangs and, more recently, for productions like Hugo and the wolf of Wall Street.
The plot also promises to be thought provoking. The Irish will narrate one of the great unresolved mysteries in American history: the disappearance of union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino).
Told from the perspective of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), the film portrays a journey through the corridors of organized crime. The trailer was released on Wednesday (31):
Although it appears to be a large production, it is unlikely that The Irish, by itself, manage to lift the spirits regarding the platform. Anyway, Netflix really needs to move: in the last quarter, the service lost 126 thousand subscribers in the United States when the expectation was to obtain 300 thousand new customers.
On a global scale, the company gained 2.8 million users, but it was expected to register 4.7 million new accounts.
The release date of The Irish has not yet been revealed, but it is known that the film will be shown at the New York Film Festival, which takes place between September 27 and October 13.