Paramount has distributed Scorsese’s last three projects, including Shutter Island, Hugo and The Wolf of Wall Street. Today’s announcement solidifies the studio’s involvement in Scorcese’s films through the end of the decade.
The Goodfellas director already has multiple projects in development with the studio, including the much-anticipated adaptation of Devil in the White City starring Leonardo DiCaprio and the Jimmy Hoffa thriller The Irishman, which reunite the Scorsese with Robert DiNiro and Joe Pesci.
One of the most interesting films being developed under the deal is the biopic of composer Leonard Bernstein, written by Josh Singer. The studio confirmed for the first time that the project is in the works along with the announcement of Scorsese’s deal extension.
Scorsese’s next film, Silence, is slated for a 2016 release. Starring Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Ken Watanabe and Liam Neeson, the story follows two 17th century Portuguese missionaries who undertake a perilous journey to Japan in search of their mentor.
Scorsese is repped by WME.
Josh Lyons | Staff Writer