After months of rumours, murmurs and gossip, it has finally been confirmed that Martin Scorcese and Leonardo DiCaprio are to work together again.
Christmas has come early this year, we have recently learnt that Joe Pesci will star in Scorsese’s The Irishman.
If everything goes to plan this will be Scorsese and DiCaprio’s sixth collaboration, the news was revealed to Variety by Scorsese’s longtime production designer Dante Ferretti. Ferretti revealed the director will be adapting Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI for the big screen.
Lets hope Scorsese can think of a snappier title.
Killers of the Flower Moon is a true-crime thriller written by David Grann, and it tells the story of the Osage Indian Nation, who discovered vast amounts of oil beneath their land in the 1920’s. This instantly made them amongst the richest people in the world – before jealousy from outsiders led to a string of mysterious deaths.
The situation escalated to a point where the federal government stepped in, and a young a young J. Edgar Hoover also made a name for himself as the lead of the investigation.
In the interview Ferretti said that, “the whole 1920s world of the Indians who lived there needs to be reconstructed.” He also added that he expects to “start preparing this film in September, because Scorsese will shoot it immediately after finishing The Irishman.”