Matthias has confirmed he will be working with Robert De Niro while promoting “Racer And The Jailbird” in Belgium. As you might have noticed, Matthias shared a photo of himself and De Niro on his official instagram account celebrating De Niro’s birthday with the caption: “Something’s cooking …. and it smells goood. Surprise surprise #robertdeniro #morenewslater”. He also shared a photo the next day of himself alongside Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Sean Penn and writer/director David O. Russell. Matthias confirmed he will be working with De Niro in 2018 to VTR. However, he is unable to confirm which project but gave the hint that he will be filming for 7 months. VTR is speculating, and this seems very plausible, that Matthias has joined the cast of David O. Russell’s Amazon series which also has Julianne Moore attached. Deadline reported last year that the series is still untitled. Here’s an excerpt of their report:
The big drama series package that has David O. Russell as writer-director and Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore starring is landing at Amazon and The Weinstein Company. We hear the untitled series has received a two-season commitment in a $160 million deal. Each season will consist of eight episodes, all written and directed by Russell. Details about the show are sketchy, but we hear it is a mafia crime series.
Last month Variety reported that Michael Shannon has also joined the cast of the series. They are reporting that production is expected to start later this year in New York. Keep in mind that it’s still speculation that Matthias has joined this project, we are hoping Amazon will confirm their casting soon.
Matthias pictured with journalist Ward Verrijcken last week. Translation of the caption: “Matthias Schoenaerts confirms to our editors that he will soon act with Robert De Niro. Details are top secret.”
— Ward Verrijcken (@filmWard) August 24, 2017
— Matthias S. Network (@matthiasnetwork) August 22, 2017
— Matthias S. Network (@matthiasnetwork) August 23, 2017