Amazon is shelling out the big bucks once again to acquire a high-profile TV project.
Just a couple weeks after the streaming service picked up "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's next series for $70 million, it has landed an untitled drama created by David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook,""American Hustle") and starring Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, according to Deadline.
This marks the second collaboration between Amazon and the Weinstein Company, which jointly will pay $160 million for two eight-episode seasons. De Niro reportedly will make $850,000 an episode.
Not much is known about the series other than that it is a mafia crime drama. Like Weiner's project, it was heavily pursued by various networks, including FX.
The series reunites Russell with his "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Joy" star, De Niro, who can next be seen playing Bernie Madoff in HBO's "Wizard of Lies." Moore, meanwhile, next stars in Todd Haynes' "Wonderstruck" on Amazon.
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