Leonardo DiCaprio & Martin Scorsese reteam for Killers of the Flower Moon

I haven't read author David Grann's New York Times best-selling book KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, but following today's news, it's a book that I will be searching out ASAP and reading with the quickness - after I finally finished Stephen King's DOCTOR SLEEP that is.

Anyhow, if you haven't read the book yet either, you might want to get in on it, as well as today we have word that none other than Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese (SHUTTER ISLAND) are reteaming on the feature adaptation over at Imperative Entertainment. Scorsese will, of course, direct the flick and DiCaprio will, of course, star in the motion picture. Eric Roth (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON) is currently penning the script, and the movie is all set to be Scorsese and DiCaprio’s next project.


When I read David Grann’s book, I immediately started seeing it — the people, the settings, the action — and I knew that I had to make it into a movie. I’m so excited to be working with Eric Roth and reuniting with Leo DiCaprio to bring this truly unsettling American story to the screen.

The story is set in 1920s Oklahoma and revolves around 

The Osage Nation, who were the richest people per capita in the world, after oil was discovered under their land and then they were murdered, one by one. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case and unraveled a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

The project will mark the sixth film DiCaprio and Scorsese have worked on together, including the above-mentioned SHUTTER ISLAND, and most recently THE WOLF OF WALL STREET. You can find DiCaprio next in Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, and Scorsese's next is Netflix's THE IRISHMAN starring Robert DeNiro.

Scorsese will produce alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Sikelia Productions’ Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and Appian Way Productions. 30WEST will arrange the financing and distribution for the project. The team is scouting locations in the coming months with production set to commence during the summer of 2019.

Source: Variety



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