Apple and Martin Scorsese team up to make a movie

June 7, 20225 min

Martin Scorsese in cinema becomes science fiction. After “The Irishman” broadcast on Netflix and soon “Killers of the Flower Moon” expected on Apple TV+, the legendary director will collaborate once again with the Apple brand for his next project.

The call of SVOD platforms to attract Hollywood greats is becoming increasingly difficult to display an honourable loyalty to theaters, others have already taken the plunge by spinning on the small screen.

There are other reasons for this and it is not a question of judging the positioning of one or the other. In any case, the renowned director Martin Scorsese has chosen his side for some time. While no one seemed to be able to accompany him on his fresco The Irishman, he found the freedom he was looking for at Netflix.

The main thing for the audience is to see that he continues to offer us new things, even if we can understand the frustration of those who wanted to enjoy it on the big screen. They will also be disappointed to see his ambitious and promising Killers of the Flower Moon released directly on Apple TV+. We’ll have to get used to consuming Martin Scorsese in our living rooms because his next project will also be in partnership with the Apple brand.

The Hollywood Reporter announces that the director will direct a feature film about the Grateful Dead music band, with Apple producing and, therefore, a release on the firm’s platform. The other major information to note is that Jonah Hill will play Jerry Garcia, the leader of the group. A new collaboration for the two men, who have already worked together on The Wolf of Wall Street. The script of this biopic is by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The main members of the Grateful Dead still alive will be involved as producers. The daughter of the leader Jerry Garcia will also be involved.

Grateful Dead is a group founded in the mid-60s. It built its reputation by working in the psychedelic movement while having various influences. They have the particularity to play with two drummers, which brings even more possibilities in the construction of the songs. We don’t know exactly how the biopic will be positioned but we imagine a scenario that will trace the emergence of the group until its dissolution in 1995, the year of Jerry Garcia’s death. This project is a logical continuation for Martin Scorsese, who had already positioned himself as a producer at the time of the documentary Long Strange Trip.

The director remains, for the time being, busy with Killers of the Flower Moon, which will certainly be released next year. The shooting of his next project will probably start in 2022, for a probable release in 2023.

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