MUMBAI: Viacom’s Paramount Pictures has inked a production deal with director Martin Scorsese.
Scorsese’s latest film The Departed starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg and Martin Sheen released recently and has fared well at the international box office.
Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey was one of the producers of The Departed, which was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
According to media reports, Paramount will give Scorsese $2.5 million a year in overhead for four years. This makes it a similar deal to that of Brad Pitt’s Plan B Prods. The only other director with a
The report further added that Scorsese has agreed to give
According to the terms of the deal, which is non-exclusive in nature, Paramount will retain the right to co-financing and co-distributing any film he sets up with another studio for the next four years.
Scorsese has to his credit movies like Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, New York, New York, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, The Last Temptation of Christ, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino, Gangs of New York and The Aviator.