It is now confirmed that the legendary duo Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will reunite for the sixth time in their upcoming Hollywood project called the ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’. Variety recently reported that 75-year-old legendary director Martin Scorsese has signed with Imperative Entertainment to make the film adaptation of the New York Times best-selling book by David Grann called the ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’.
The film that is expected to start production in early next year will feature 43-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. Oscar award winner Eric Roth already has written the script of the film which is set in the 1920s Oklahoma.
The bestselling book actually revolves around the Osage Nation murders. In the story, the members of the Native American tribe were brutally murdered one after another after they have found the rich oil source underneath their land. The consecutive murders attracted the attention of the newly-formed FBI which further investigated the crimes.
Scorsese, while talking about the upcoming project, said “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,” and added “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.”
DiCaprio and Scorsese have reunited in six of their past projects till now. The duo started working together in the 2002 movie ‘Gangs of New York’, and then went on to make Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Shutter Island (2010), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).
Martin Scorsese will co-produce the film alongside Appian Way Productions, Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, and Sikelia Productions’ Emma Tillinger Koskoff. Scorsese is currently working on his upcoming Netflix project ‘The Irishman’. DiCaprio, on the other hand, is currently shooting ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ by Quentin Tarantino.