It has been confirmed that Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio come together to bring David Grann's bestseller Killers of the Flower Moon with Scorsese behind the lens and DiCaprio in the lead role on the canvas.
In the 1920s Oklahoma, Killers of the Flower Moon tells the true story of the murders of members of the Osage nation – then the richest people in the world due to the oil under their land – and the investigation of the newly formed FBI to the killings.
The film is due to go into production next summer with a screenplay by Eric Roth, which further works A Star is Born The Insider and Forrest Gump .
"When I read David Grann's book, I immediately saw it – the people, the attitudes, the action – and I knew I had it around Turn it into a movie, "said Scorsese.
"I'm so excited to work with Eric Roth and reunite Leo DiCaprio to bring this truly disturbing American story to the screen."
Scorsese and DiCaprio previously collaborated on the short film The Audition and the peculiarities The Wolf of Wall Street Shutter Island The Deportees The Aviator and Gangs of New York .
Scorsese is one of the producers of Killer's of the Flower Moon as well as DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way.
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