Robert De Niro/Julianne Moore Drama Lands at Amazon With 2-Season Deal

Amazon has landed a hot TV commodity: a drama series starring Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore.

The streaming service has given the untitled series from David O. Russell a two-season order, our sister site Deadline is reporting, with a whopping $160 million commitment. Both seasons will run eight episodes each, with Oscar-nominated director Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) writing and directing each episode himself.

Need another reason to get excited about this? The series is reportedly a Mafia crime series — which would bring De Niro back to the glory days of GoodFellas, Casino and The Godfather Part II. (He’s also starred in a number of Russell’s recent films, including last year’s Joy, with Jennifer Lawrence.) Moore, no slouch herself, won an Emmy in 2012 for playing VP candidate Sarah Palin in the HBO movie Game Change.

News of the series first broke in August, with production company The Weinstein Company pitching the unbeatable combo of De Niro, Moore and Russell around Hollywood. This is Amazon’s second big deal with The Weinstein Company in recent weeks, following their acquisition of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s next TV project.

Is a De Niro-Moore mob series a good enough reason to pony up for Amazon Prime? Give us your take in the comments.

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  1. j. valentino says:

    Amazon overpaid. Nobody likes this POS Deniro anymore. I predict someone will punch him in the face and the show will be canceled.

    • Chris says:

      Really no one likes Deniro anymore ? He’s one of the best living actors who’s was just nominated for an Oscar a coupe years ago, and who almost always has rave reviews about his performances even in bad movies. You are a pos

      • Collette says:

        IMO DeNiro just plays himself in everything. He’s not anywhere near Dustin Hoffman when it comes to range. He’s unlikable even when he’s trying to play a sympathetic character. But that’s just my opinion.

        • lulu says:

          I don’t know.. DeNiro is one the these actors no matter what, he paid his due in cinema…he is a legend a la Pacino, Brando, Depardieu, Redford ect.. despite some bad movies..there will always be the masterpiece in he contribuated a lot.

          As for this tv serie on Amazon..too much money..but i say yes for Mafia and Deniro..on the other hand Russell is not Scorcese…yes he is talented..but he will never be Martin..never. Not in the same league..

    • JJ says:

      Bitter Trumpkin. Get used to crying.

  2. John says:

    This sounds good!