For many fans who have missed out on watching Hollywood’s finest owing to the pandemic-induced delays, the latest epic Martin Scorsese feature can’t come quickly enough. Thus, when it was revealed last week that Robert De Niro had sustained a leg injury it was a double blow, both in terms of concerns for the Hollywood star, and rather more selfishly, the project as a whole.
Fortunately, it has since been revealed that De Niro’s on-location injury will have no long-term impacts on the filming schedule for the film.
De Niro’s publicist made the following statement via The Hollywood Reporter: “While at his on-location home in Oklahoma for the filming of Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon, Robert De Niro injured his quadriceps muscle which will be treated medically in New York.”
Thankfully adding, “This will not affect production as he was not scheduled to film again for another three weeks.”
For the movie, Scorsese has assembled a mouth-watering ensemble cast with the likes of the aforementioned hobbling De Niro, Tantoo Cardinal, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone and a host of other rolling cast announcements, and he has wrapped it all in the enticing concoction of rolling Osage landscapes, mysterious circumstances, dastardly oilmen and the non-fiction framework of J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI.
Filming on the movie started around three weeks ago with the Chief of the Osage Nation, Geoffrey Standing Bear, announcing at the time: “The funding from the State of Oklahoma along with the efforts of the Osage Nation have proven to be a big draw for this film in particular. We are now seeing the fruits of all of our efforts to bring this great movie production here and now!”
Filming at this time of year is also likely to catch the Osage landscape at its blooming best and provide a backdrop befitting of the classy sounding title, Killers of the Flower Moon. Filming will continue throughout the summer making a release date in 2022 likely.