China Rights To Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Acquired By Media Asia


Hong Kong-based Media Asia has acquired distribution rights to Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman for China. A Middle Kingdom release would be a coup for the director who was once banned from entering the country after the government objected to his 1997 Dalai Lama epic Kundun. The Irishman will star Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, teaming the latter with Scorsese for the first time in their storied careers. Paramount has domestic and the film would need to be approved in China once completed.

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