If $140 million seems like a lot of money, that's because it is, and according to Deadline, the total may still be climbing. If you're wondering why a mob movie needs a budget that would cover blockbusters and superhero movies, it all has to do with how The Irishman will tell its story.The movie tells the story of mob hitman Frank Sheeran, played by Robert DeNiro, who, later in life, recalls his possible involvement with the infamous disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa. The story will be told through flashbacks and will feature the kind of de-aging technology seen in big screen films like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Captain America: Civil War. Apparently, making Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and the other cast members look decades younger takes a lot of effects work, and that costs a fair bit of cash. But this is still a staggering cost, and while Netflix seemingly has no problem spending money, the service is still making a bold move with this film and this budget.