Killers of the Flower Moon (TBD)

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Paramount Buys Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio’s Crime Thriller ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’
Paramount will finance and distribute the Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio murder mystery movie, “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

Paramount chief Jim Gianopolous announced the deal Wednesday at the studio’s CineEurope presentation in Barcelona. Scorsese will direct and DiCaprio is attached to star in the adaptation of David Grann’s non-fiction book. Eric Roth is writing the screenplay.

Imperative Entertainment partners Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas acquired the project in 2016, before Doubleday’s publication of Grann’s book. “Killers of the Flower Moon” is set in 1920s Oklahoma, where the newly created Bureau of Investigation began investigating a string of murders of wealthy Osage Indians who had been granted revenue rights to oil discovered under their lands. The book carries the subtitle “The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I.”

The project will mark the sixth film DiCaprio and Scorsese have worked on together, most recently teaming on 2013’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Variety first reported that DiCaprio and Scorsese had come on to the project in 2017 and the duo officially announced that they had come on board last October. They have also teamed on “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator,” “The Departed” and “Shutter Island.”

Scorsese will produce alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Friedkin and Thomas, Sikelia Productions’ Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and Appian Way Productions. News about the Paramount deal was first reported by Deadline.

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About 50 pages into the book right now.

Shit...this movie is gonna be good.

The book has amazing descriptive language for the setting and the characterizations of the key players are in depth too. I'm so excited that Scorsese is moving forward with this.

It's really well researched and tautly written too.

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Artemis wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 2:46 pm
About 50 pages into the book right now.

Shit...this movie is gonna be good.

The book has amazing descriptive language for the setting and the characterizations of the key players are in depth too. I'm so excited that Scorsese is moving forward with this.

It's really well researched and tautly written too.
Plan on picking this up soon.

Any other major roles besides Leo based on first 50 pages? Report back when you're done.

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So far Mollie Burkhart (the sister of the murdered woman) and her husband Ernest's. There's also sheriffs, medical examiners, and William Hale who Ernest's uncle. A lot so far has been small time characters but I'm excited to see how they will be cast.

Excited for the acting opportunities Native Americans will get too. This book talks about the social hierarchy of Osage county and the Osage tribe were very wealthy and it paints a different story of Native Americans than the ones we usually see.

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