The director of the “Affranchis” could finally unite his two fetish actors in an adaptation of a book by David Grann.
While the distribution of his next film, The Irishman, is still uncertain, Martin Scorsese is in negotiations to adapt a book titled Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI. This novel tells how Indians were murdered in Oklahoma after finding oil on their land. J. Edgar Hoover, the future first director of the FBI, investigates these murders.
Killers of the Flower Moon is written by David Grann, whose work has recently been adapted to the cinema by James Gray, The Lost City of Z. Eric Roth is in charge of adaptation. The screenwriter, who is responsible for the scripts of Forrest Gump, Munich and Révélations, finds the filmmaker for the second time after The Irishman.
Deadline announces that the feature film would be the opportunity to bring together in front of the camera two great regulars of the Scorsese universe: Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. The first one shot 9 times under the direction of Scorsese and the second 5 times. The two actors had replied 24 years ago in Secret Wounds.
Martin Scorsese’s latest film, Silence, was released in cinemas on February 8, 2017.