The Irishman is set for its UK cinematic release on November 8, and it has already landed in cinemas across the USA. The film is distributed by Netflix, and the streaming platform will host the film from November 22. Reports suggest there is a bit of a feud brewing between Netflix and cinema-owners - but why?
Martin Scorsese’s 25th movie, The Irishman, is a huge cinematic event.
The movie will bring back some of the biggest stars in the world to perform on screen together: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino.
The film has received critical acclaim before it has even been shown in cinemas - but this issue in itself is causing its own problems.
The Irishman is distributed by Netflix, the streaming platform, meaning the movie will get a small cinematic release before it is available to stream on the platform.
Cinema-goers are furious about The Irishman (Image: Netflix)
For Scorsese, he has said a cinematic release was incredibly important to him, but reports suggest that the release is not sufficient for cinema-owners.
The New York Times reported The Irishman will run in cinemas for 26 days before it is made available to the 158 million subscribers on Netflix.
However, this has reportedly rubbed cinema-owners up the wrong way, as they would typically expect 72 days to exclusively play films before they head to Netflix or any other streaming service.
Speaking to The New York Times, John Fithian, the president of the National Association of Theater Owners, said: “It’s a disgrace.