Martin Scorsese will direct a new Netflix documentary with some fantastic talent attached
His gangster epic, The Irishman, is also coming to Netflix.
Aside from finishing work on The Irishman - the gangster epic that reunites Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel - it's clear that Martin Scorsese is a very busy man. At present, the legendary director is also producing/executive producing seven other various features and he's not stopping there.
Given the fact that Scorsese has also been involved with some truly brilliant documentary features - check out the likes of The Last Waltz, No Direction Home, and Shine A Light- it comes as no surprise to see that he's about to make another documentary feature but this time, he's not focusing on music.
SCTV, short for Second City Television, was a TV show that first aired in Canada in 1976 and ran for six seasons. Basically, it was sort of like Saturday Night Live and just like SNL, it featured a plethora of comedy legends. For example, Rick Moranis (Ghostbusters), Eugene Levy (American Pie), Martin Short (Three Amigos), Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone), John Candy (Uncle Buck), and Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day) all got their starts on the series.
An Afternoon With SCTV will reunite the remaining cast members in front of a live studio audience at Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre in May.
If you're a fan of '80s comedy, you won't want to miss this.
The comedy legends behind SCTV reunite for a special directed by Martin Scorsese. Coming soon to Netflix. pic.twitter.com/bLgcwOSkul
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With regards to The Irishman, photography has wrapped on Scorsese’s long-awaited return to the gangster genre but it's expected that the film won’t be released until 2019.
The film, based on Charles Brandt’s novel I Heard You Paint Houses, tells the story of hitman Frank Sheeran (De Niro), who alleged on his deathbed to have committed the unsolved murder of American Teamster union leader Jimmy Hoffa.