Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio teaming up once again
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