As the saying goes, the BOYS are back in town, and this time the boys just so happen to be arguably the greatest actor/director duo of all-time: Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese.
Leo and Scorsese have teamed up five times since the turn of the century for truly EPIC films such as Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island (bet you didn’t know Scorsese directed that one), and The Wolf of Wall Street. In fact, DiCaprio appeared exclusively in Scorsese films from 2002 to 2006 … kinda like Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson winning back-to-back-to-back rings in the 90s.
And now, reports indicate the duo will be back at it again for their SIXTH collaboration to adapt of Killers of the Flower Moon.
Scorsese will produce alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Sikelia Productions’ Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and Appian Way Productions. Eric Roth is penning the script. The pic is expected to be both 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,” said Scorsese. “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.”
Killers of the Flower Moon is set in 1920s Oklahoma and centers around the Osage Nation, who were the richest people per capita in the world at the time due to the discovery of oil under their land. However, following their riches, the Osage Nation people were then murdered, one by one.
In comes Leo and the newly created FBI, whose investigation into the case uncovers a “chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.”
Killers of the Flower Moon, written by David Grann, was released April 18, 2017. While the official death count of the murdered Osage Native Americans reaches at least 20, Grann suspects that hundreds more may have been killed due to their ties to oil.