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Old 11-08-16, 01:47 PM
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Untitled Mafia series starring Robert De Niro & Julianne Moore picked up by Amazon

http://deadline.com/2016/11/david-o-...ny-1201849861/

EXCLUSIVE: The big drama series package that has David O. Russell as writer-director and Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore starring is landing at Amazon and The Weinstein Company. We hear the untitled series has received a two-season commitment in a $160 million deal. Each season will consist of eight episodes, all written and directed by Russell. Details about the show are sketchy, but we hear it is a mafia crime series.

The project stirred buzz in the marketplace in early August, weeks before it officially hit the marketplace, with agents soliciting firm offers and big guarantees on behalf of the their clients in order for a network to hear the pitch. We hear Amazon landed the drama in a competitive situation, with FX also actively pursuing it.

Producing alongside Russell are Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, who developed the project with Russell. Harvey Weinstein, David Glasser and Annapurnaís Megan Ellison are executive producers.

Once a rarity, now it is not that unusual for top feature actors to headline TV series, especially for a premium cable or streaming network. In a very competitive situation, HBO landed True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and recently Sharp Objects with Amy Adams, while Netflix nabbed Maniac with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

This marks the latest collaboration between Russell and De Niro, who co-starred in the Oscar-nominated filmmakerís Silver Linings Playbook and Joy. De Niro next portrays disgraced financier Bernie Madoff in the HBO movie Wizard Of Lies directed by Barry Levinson. Moore stars in Todd Haynesí upcoming film Wonderstruck, distributed by Amazon.

This is the second high-profile collaboration between Amazon and The Weinstein Co. who recently teamed for a drama series by Mad Men creator Mathew Weiner in his return to TV.

De Niro, Moore and Russell are repped by CAA.

$160M for 16 episodes? Wow, that's crazy money being spent by Amazon.


Robert De Niro is reportedly getting paid $850K per episode. That's a nice paycheck for an actor well past retirement age.
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Re: Untitled Mafia series starring Robert De Niro & Julianne Moore picked up by Amazo

Maybe Amazon will resurrect Deadwood and Rome while they are at it.
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Re: Untitled Mafia series starring Robert De Niro & Julianne Moore picked up by Amazo

Russell wanted $1mil per episode.
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Re: Untitled Mafia series starring Robert De Niro & Julianne Moore picked up by Amazo

Holy crap. Some serious money there.
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Re: Untitled Mafia series starring Robert De Niro & Julianne Moore picked up by Amazo

Cancelled before they even filmed 1 episode: http://deadline.com/2017/10/amazon-s...fs-1202188371/

The show was being produced by The Weinstein company and Amazon is severing ties with them.
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Re: Untitled Mafia series starring Robert De Niro & Julianne Moore picked up by Amazo

So, nobody else can pick this up... like Netflix?
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Re: Untitled Mafia series starring Robert De Niro & Julianne Moore picked up by Amazo

They'll have to fund it again. I'm sure Weinstein was picking up a big part of the cost. They'll have to restart.
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Re: Untitled Mafia series starring Robert De Niro & Julianne Moore picked up by Amazo

Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
So, nobody else can pick this up... like Netflix?
They've spent $40 million, don't have a single shot done and only few scripts are complete. Why would anyone want to sink more money into this?

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