Leonardo DiCaprio lining up another true crime project with Martin Scorsese

James Marshall
July 15, 2017

A script for Killers of the Flower Moon has reportedly been penned by Forrest Gump screenwriter Eric Roth, with DiCaprio and Scorsese developing the film with Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, co-founders of Imperative Entertainment, who optioned the rights to Grann's work previous year (16).

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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are teaming up to adapt "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI". Scorsese and DiCaprio have been eyeing the project for months, and are developing it together with Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, co-founders of Imperative Entertainment.

Production would likely begin in the spring of 2018.

The current plan calls for Killers Of The Flower Moon to star Leonardo DiCaprio (obvs) and Robert De Niro (also obvs).

Killers of the Flower Moon, written by The New Yorker's David Grann, follows the murders of members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma in the 1920s after oil was discovered on their land.

Imperative has the rights to this movie which cost a reported $5 million to get, and the script is being now looked over by Eric Roth of Forrest Gump and Benjamin Button fame. The mysterious deaths of the members of the tribe became one of the first major Federal Bureau of Investigation homicide cases. DiCaprio and Tarantino are longtime collaborators and have worked together for a total of five feature films and a short film. They previously teamed up for Gangs of NY in 2002, and they went on to collaborate on The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and 2013's The Wolf of Wall Street.

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