Martin Scorsese and Leonard DiCaprio are back for another outing with their latest collaboration in Killers of the Flower Moon. We’ve seen plenty of great director-actor duos over the years with collaborations ranging from 2 films to 9 and perhaps beyond. One duo has managed to keep that tradition alive in the 21st century, that being Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio has stamped his place as one of the greatest actors of all time and Scorsese, well… he’s the king. When these guys are making something together, it’s best to take notice.
The two have collaborated in several projects together in 21st Century with films like Gangs of New York, The Aviator and the most recent Wolf of Wall Street. DiCaprio finally got his Oscar for 2015’s The Revenant and is working on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Marty’s been at work as well having made Silence and is currently undergoing post-production for the upcoming Irishman starring his more notable longtime collaborator, Robert De Niro alongside Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
Deadline reports that Scorsese is attached to direct an adaptation of David Grann’s non-fiction book, Killers of the Flower Moon with DiCaprio as the lead and Eric Roth as screenwriter. Scorsese will also produce the film alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Sikelia Productions’ Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Appian Way Productions.
Killers of the Flower Moon chronicles the murders of wealthy Osage people in Osage County, Oklahoma in the 1920s after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land. As the death toll rises, the newly created FBI took up the case to unravel an intense conspiracy and one of the most heinous crimes in American history.
This sounds like something Marty would be a master in crafting and let’s be honest here, Leo would most likely play the FBI agent taking on the case. We don’t know for sure though but it would be most likely since Leo has mostly played leads as of late with the exception being Django Unchained but in Marty’s flick, he’s mostly lead. Doesn’t matter, it’s gonna be good, that’s for sure.