Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio Are Working On A New Project

OMG October 25, 2018 By Hugo

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are set to reunite for the movie adaptation of the best-selling crime drama, Killers of the Flower Moon.

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Based on the best-selling non-fiction book by the American journalist David Grann, the film will be set in 1920s Oklahoma and revolve around the people of Osage Nation, a place which at one point had the richest people per capita in the world after oil was discovered under their land.

However, a sinister plot of murder and arriviste corporate malice ensues as Grann unravels one of the most vile crimes in American history.

Imperative Entertainment had purchased the rights to the compelling book in 2016. Principle production is expected to begin in 2019. Eric Roth is charged with screenwriting duties.

The new project would mark the sixth project the famous pair have worked on following their work on five previous feature films and one short film, a collaboration which started in 2002 when DiCaprio was cast in Gangs of New York.

Speaking about the source material that attracted the esteemed director to make a movie, Scorcese 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.

"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."

As well as Gangs of New York, the duo has also worked on The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf Of Wall Street, the latter of which went onto become one of the highest grossing R-rated movies of all time.

 


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