Martin Scorsese Begins Work ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, Which Stars Leo DiCaprio & Robert De Niro

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At 77-years-young, legendary director Martin Scorsese is proof that age is nothing but a number, as the man remains as prolific as any director working in Hollywood today.

Fresh off of releasing two films in 2019 — the Academy Award-nominated gangster drama The Irishman and the documentary Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese — the iconic auteur has already begun work on his next project, the serial killer mystery drama Killers of the Flower Moon.

Set to star long-time muses Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon tells the story of the mysterious mass murder of Osage Indian tribe members after oil was discovered on their land in the 1920s.

Based on the book of the same name, Killers of the Flower Moon is set in Oklahoma during a period from 1921 to 1926 when over 20 members of the Osage tribe were killed (although some reports have indicated that the death toll was actually over 100).

According to Deadline, De Niro is set to play cattleman and convicted murderer William Hale. As for DiCaprio, while his role is unconfirmed at this time, he will likely play a member of the FBI who is investigating the crimes — although that’s merely my speculation.

Despite the fact that De Niro and DiCaprio have been two of Scorsese’s most frequent collaborators, the pair have actually never starred in one of his films together.

Killers of the Flower Moon marks DiCaprio’s sixth time working with Scorsese — Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street — and De Niro’s ninth time, after previously starring in Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, New York, New York, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino, and The Irishman.

At this time, production of the film is set to begin in March.


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