5:13 pm EDT, August 11, 2020

Martin Scorsese signs first-look deal with Apple

Director Martin Scorsese is partnering with Apple to bring new original content to the streamer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese has officially inked a first-look, multi-year film and television deal with Apple.

As part of the new deal, Scorsese will be developing new original content across both television and film for Apple’s streaming platform, Apple TV+. The acclaimed director will be developing future projects for the streamer via his Sikelia Productions.

Scorsese is no stranger to working with Apple.

In fact, prior to their recently announced partnership, Apple had already purchased the rights to The Killers of the Flower Moon.

The upcoming period drama reunites the director with frequent collaborator, Leonardo DiCaprio, who is set to star in the feature along with Robert De Niro.

Scorsese’s first-look deal comes hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio has also inked a first-look deal with Apple.

Related: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way inks first-look deal with Apple

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Like Scorsese, DiCaprio will be developing original content across television and film for the streamer, albeit through his Appian Way production banner.

Scorsese and DiCaprio are the latest big names to strike a development deal with the tech giant’s newly minted streaming service.

Other Hollywood A-listers who have also previously inked deals with Apple include Oprah Winfrey, Alfonso Cuaron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Idris Elba, to name a few.

Martin Scorsese’s The Killers of the Flower Moon is expected to hit Apple TV+ sometime in 2021.

We’ll be looking forward to hearing more about what other types of titles he’ll soon be bringing to the streamer going forward!

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