Martin Scorsese is planning to once again team up with Leonardo DiCaprio for his next feature plan.
Still currently working on his film The Irishman, which is being prepared for its 2019 release on Netflix, Scorsese is readying himself to make the adaptation of the New York Times best-selling book by David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon.
According to reports, Imperative Entertainment have stumped up $5 million for the rights to adapt the book to film and have recruited Eric Roth to write the screenplay. With filming is expected to start in spring 2019, the film will mark the sixth film DiCaprio and Scorsese have worked on together, most recently teaming on the Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street and the aforementioned project The Irishman.
“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,” Scorsese says. “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.”
The synopsis reads: “The book investigates a series of murders of wealthy Osage people that took place in Osage County, Oklahoma in the early 1920s—after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land.
“Officially, the count of the murdered full-blood wealthy Osage native Americans reaches at least 20, but Grann suspects that hundreds more may have been killed because of their ties to oil. The book reports cattleman William Hale as the mastermind standing behind the murders and presents detailed evidence.”