Robert De Niro has yet again teamed up with Martin Scorsese to star in the iconic director’s adaptation of David Grann’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’.
The true-crime thriller is set in the 1920s and the story focuses on the Osage Nation were the richest people per capita in the world after oil was discovered under their land. And then they were murdered, one by one. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case and unravelled a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.
Scorsese has reportedly said that De Niro will be playing murderer Bill Hale.
David Grann’s New York Bestselling novel will be adapted for the big screen by Eli Roth. Scorsese will also be producing the project alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Sikelia Productions’ Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Appian Way Productions.
Leonardo DiCaprio is also said to be involved with the adaptation which has been in the works for a number of years with both DiCaprio and Scorsese.
Scorsese will reportedly be working closely with the tribe to accurately depict its culture, history and the language with the meeting this week dealing with how the Osage Nation could help with the filming.
Location scouting has already begun for the project. Filming is expected to commence in spring 2020.
De Niro will be seen later in the year in Todd Philips stand-alone ‘Joker’ movie in the role of Murray Franklin and in Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ alongside Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel and Joe Pesci.