Martin Scorses’s new film Killers of the Flower Moon has had its trouble getting off of the ground. There were plenty of obstacles in the way of creating the adaptation of David Graan’s nonfiction novel. Notably, they first started the work in 2017, but Scorsese had to finish Netflix’s The Irishman. Then DiCaprio had Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and most recently Netflix’s Don’t Look Up. In a conversation with Indiewire, screenwriter Eric Roth says fans should expect the film this November.
Roth, who co-wrote Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, penned the script for the film. Leonardo DiCaprio, who is also producing, leads its cast. Jesse Plemons, Lilly Gladstone, Robert De Niro, and Brendan Fraser will round out the impressive ensemble as well. Killers of the Flower Moon will be the fifth film from the Scorsese/DiCaprio duo, following Gangs of New York, The Departed, Shutter Island, Aviator, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
The film is based in 1920s Oklahoma. The Osage Tribe is murdered after some large oil deposits are found on their land. J. Edgar Hoover and the newly founded FBI are investigating these ‘mysterious’ murders. This leads to the birth of the FBI and how they solved these murders. The novel of the same title was released in 2017 and was a top ten nonfiction book in Times Magazine.
Production on the film wrapped in October of 2021. In the Indiewire interview, Roth says that Scorsese is already editing the feature. This $200 million dollar film will be release on Apple TV+ via Scorsese’s first-look deal with the streamer.
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