Martin Scorsese Rewrote ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ Because It Was Too Focused On ‘The White Guys’

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Martin Scorsese’s new film Killers of the Flower Moon is just about a month away from hitting theaters, which means the legendary director is set to begin ramping up press for the movie.

In a recent interview with Time Magazine, the iconic filmmaker discussed his life, career, and his latest project Killers of the Flower Moon, which he says he had to rewrite because his original draft focused too much on “the white guys.”

“After a certain point, I realized I was making a movie about all the white guys,” Scorsese told Time. “Meaning I was taking the approach from the outside in, which concerned me.”

Killers of the Flower Moon, which is based on the acclaimed David Grann non-fiction novel of the same name, tells the story of the mass murders of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation Native American in 1920s Oklahoma.

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role of Ernest Burkhart, which will mark his sixth collaboration with Scorsese and his first since 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street. The pair have also made Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, and Shutter Island together.

Alongside DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, John Lithow, Brendan Fraser, Tantoo Cardinal, and more.

Despite now being 80 years old, Scorsese remains as passionate about movie-making as ever, as his next project will apparently be an adaptation of Grann’s novel The Wager.

Scorsese also says he’s working on a movie about Jesus and has met with the Vatican about it. The Goodfellas director, of course, has already made a movie about Jesus as Willem Dafoe starred as him in 1988’s The Last Temptation of Christ.

You can check out the final official trailer for Killers of the Flower Moon, which will be hitting movie theaters in the United States on Friday, October 20, below.

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