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on: July 14, 2017, 07:23:16 PM
Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio & Robert De Niro May Shoot ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ Next Year
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Speaking with Variety, Scorsese’s longtime production designer Dante Ferretti says that director will shoot the recently announced “Killers Of The Flower Moon” next spring, and that location scouting is already underway. The film would potentially star the heavyweight duo of Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, and would tell the true story of members of the Osage Indian nation, who were systematically murdered in the 1920s, after oil was discovered on their land. The FBI came in to investigate — their first major case — and bungled it badly. Here’s the synopsis from by the book by David Grann, from which the movie will be based:

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection.  Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.


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Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 06:14:28 PM
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Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 12:14:02 PM
Sounds great.

There's also an "Untitled Sharon Stone/Martin Scorsese" project listed on IMDb, whatever that is.

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Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 06:40:34 AM

There's also an "Untitled Sharon Stone/Martin Scorsese" project listed on IMDb, whatever that is.

Yes, this is the much talked about "Revenge of Ginger" project the two have been itching to re-team for, where the ghost of Ginger returns to exact revenge on Ace and the bikers who stole her money while reclaiming her daughter in the process.


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Reply #4 on: July 29, 2019, 02:50:09 PM
Robert De Niro Confirmed to Star Alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon'

By Jordan Ruimy

After months of discussions with the Osage Nation about making “Killers of the Flower Moon” into a movie, it has now been confirmed that Martin Scorsese will film his adaptation of the grisly murder-mystery novel in Osage County.

“Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear told the Tulsa World on Friday evening that Scorsese and members of his team visited the Osage Nation campus earlier that day for about two hours. He said the tribe told Scorsese’s team about its interest in providing resources to help ensure that the film portrays an accurate representation of the Osage people.”

Scorsese, according to Osage Chief Standing Bear, said Robert De Niro has also agreed to play the part of William Hale, one of the main characters in the book.

Last year, Variety had confirmed that Scorsese and Dicaprio's sixth collaboration together would start production this summer. However, with Scorsese still putting the finishing touches on “The Irishman,” Tulsa World is also reporting that production will likely start next Spring of 2020.  No matter, the movie is now definitely happening, with Paramount having even picked it up for distribution.

The film, written by Eric Roth, an Oscar winner for “Forrest Gump,” is based on a non-fiction book by David Grann. Grann’s book told the story of a murder mystery, set in 1920s Oklahoma, where Osage Indians suddenly began to get murdered, as did those trying to investigate. A corrupt FBI would eventually be tasked to investigate.

Scorsese and DiCaprio already have another project in the works, “The Devil in the White City,” but ‘Flower Moon’ seems to be the film that Scorsese will follow-up “The Irishman” with.  As mentioned, it is destined to be their sixth collaboration together, after "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator," "The Departed," "Shutter Island," and "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Meanwhile, "The Irishman" starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci will be released by Netflix later this year, supposedly on November 27th.
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Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 12:48:24 PM
Scorsese in a Sight & Sound interview says De Niro will be Hale, Leo will be the husband Ernest, and Tom White is yet to be cast.  They're gonna try to start shooting in March or April. 


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Reply #7 on: April 10, 2020, 03:15:23 PM
i lol adore the press photo for that news