Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese to Reunite for 'Killers of the Flower Moon'
By Scott Baumgartner
Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese are joining forces once again to tackle the film adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon, according to multiple outlets.
This will be their sixth feature film collaboration since 2002 when they made Gangs of New York. The new project will be based on the 2016 New York Times best-selling book by David Grann.
The story centers on the Osage Nation in 1920s Oklahoma. Based on the oil reserves discovered under their land, they were considered the richest people in the world at the time. Soon, they were being killed off one by one and the newly instituted FBI showed up to investigate the sprawling conspiracy.
“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, per Variety. “I’m so excited to be working with [screenwriter] Eric Roth and reuniting with Leo DiCaprio to bring this truly unsettling American story to the screen.”