Robert De Niro Currently in Talks to Join Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's Adaptation of KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
It looks like Martin Scorsese may have his dream team in his next movie. After having worked with Robert De Niro on many of his classics like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino, they reunited to make the upcoming film The Irishman after not having worked together in nearly twenty-five years. And they might make it two in a row with Scorsese’s upcoming adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon. Another Scorsese favorite, Leonardo DiCaprio (The Aviator, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street), is already cast in the film, so the two together would make a pretty special film for the director. DiCaprio and De Niro have worked together before in films such as This Boy’s Life and Marvin’s Room, but have never collaborated under Scorsese’s direction.
The film is based on the nonfiction book by David Grann, with a script by Eric Roth. The publisher, Penguin Random House, describes the book as follows:
At the end of the nineteenth century, the Osage Indians were driven onto a presumed worthless expanse of land in northeastern Oklahoma. But their territory turned out to be atop one of the largest oil deposits in the United States; to obtain that oil, prospectors were required to pay the tribe for leases and royalties. By the 1920s, the members of Osage Nation had become the wealthiest people per capita in the world. And then the Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances.
This sounds like an intense story, and a perfect project for Scorsese to take on with this great cast in the works. My whole family has read the book and say it’s really excellent, so I guess I will be checking that out before the movie comes out. Are you interested in this story?