Author Topic: Killers of the Flower Moon  (Read 727 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

wilder

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3476
  • Respect: +1596
Killers of the Flower Moon
« on: July 14, 2017, 07:23:16 PM »
+2
Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio & Robert De Niro May Shoot ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ Next Year
via The Playlist

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.

jenkins

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 2272
  • Respect: +1370
    • Neon Burrito
Re: Killers of the Flower Moon
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 06:14:28 PM »
+1
a.k.a the novelist who wrote The Lost City of Z, btw
Every perspective is an act of creation.

 

DMCA & Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy