Going by reports, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are in talks for an on-screen adaptation of true-crime thriller "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI." This will be Leo's sixth collaboration with the 'Hugo' director after Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street, and a short film 'The Audition.'
The news of their collaboration was revealed by Scorsese's longtime production designer, Dante Ferretti. "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," Dante told Variety.
The director is currently getting ready for the shooting of his gangster saga 'The Irishman.' The film revolves around the life of mob hit-man Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, played by Robert De Niro. Reportedly, Netflix will bankroll the project. However, Dante denied the claim and clarified that Martin would "never accept the fact that one of his movies would just be seen on a small screen and not in movie theaters."
Post the completion of 'The Irishman,' Martin will immediately begin the shoot of 'Flower Moon' which is based on the bestselling book by David Grann, a staff writer for the New Yorker and author of "The Lost City of Z." According to Variety, the story is set in the 1920s and will focus on a string of murders of members of the Osage nation in Oklahoma after oil was discovered beneath their lands. The chilling series of slayings was one of the fledgling FBI's first major homicide investigations.
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