The Oscar-winning director, Martin Scorsese, is currently negotiating with Apple, Netflix, and other streaming platforms in order to finance and distribute his latest project Killers of the Flower Moon. The movie has a much-needed budget of $200 million. Previously, Paramount Pictures was attached to the project, but due to the heavy cost in production, they allow Scorsese to seek other studios.
Leonard Dicarprio is producing and starring in this project while Eric Roth is writing the screenplay. Killers of the Flower Moon will be the seventh time Leonard DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese has collaborated together. They have previously worked on such films as Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island(based on a novel), The Wolf of Wall Street (based on a book), and a short film titled The Audition.
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Killer of the Flower Moon, authored by David Grann, is a nonfiction book. The book option was purchased for $5 million. Here is the goodreads' synopsis of the novel:
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, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage 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 such as Al Spencer, “the Phantom Terror,” roamed – virtually anyone who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. But the bureau was then notoriously corrupt and initially bungled the case. Eventually the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the bureau. They infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.
A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.
Source material:- wsj.com
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