Martin Scors­ese, Leonardo DiCaprio team­ing up once again

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The cel­e­brated di­rec­torac­tor duo Martin Scors­ese (right) and Leonardo DiCaprio (far right) will team up once again on a true crime thriller.

The project is based on the best­selling book by David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Mur­ders and the Birth of the FBI, re­ported Va­ri­ety.

Ac­cord­ing to Scors­ese’s pro­duc­tion de­signer, Dante Fer­retti, the film­maker hopes to start shoot­ing Flower Moon in the spring of 2018.

Fer­retti, who has worked with Scors­ese on nine movies from The Age of In­no­cence through Si­lence, said he was go­ing to “go to Ok­la­homa (in the US)” to do pre­lim­i­nary lo­ca­tion scout­ing.

The story, set in the 1920s, fo­cuses on a string of mur­ders of mem­bers of the Osage na­tion in Ok­la­homa, af­ter oil was dis­cov­ered be­neath their land. The chill­ing se­ries of slay­ings was one of the fledg­ling FBI’s first ma­jor homi­cide cases.

Scors­ese and DiCaprio have been eye­ing the project for months, and are de­vel­op­ing it to­gether with Dan Fried­kin and Bradley Thomas, co-founders of Im­per­a­tive En­ter­tain­ment. Rights to Flower Moon were snapped up by Im­per­a­tive last year for a re­ported $5 mil­lion.

Fer­retti said that “the whole 1920s world of the In­di­ans who lived there needs to be re­con­structed”.

THE AC­TOR-DI­REC­TOR DUO PLANS A FILM ON THE 1920S MUR­DERS OF NA­TIVE AMER­I­CANS IN OK­LA­HOMA, AF­TER OIL WAS DIS­COV­ERED ON THEIR LAND

PHOTO: VIC­TO­RIA WILL/IN­VI­SION/AP PHOTO: MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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