Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ Set For Early 2020 Shoot | Film News
Martin Scorsese may have just got done releasing one of his best films with The Irishman, and is likely well on his way to scoring some major Oscar nominations, but he’s already moving forward with his next project.
Talk that Scorsese would be helming an adaptation of David Grann‘s non-fiction book Killers Of The Flower Moon has been occurring since 2017. Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro – Scorsese’s two most famous collaborators – have been rumoured to both have roles in the film, but nothing is confirmed yet. What is (close to) confirmed is that the film will begin shooting in March 2020.
Collider spoke to Scorsese’s frequent cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, who revealed the details about the shoot as he was actually in Bartlesville, Oklahoma doing preliminary camera tests and scouts for the movie. Prieto has worked with Scorsese since 2013’s The Wolf Of Wall Street.
This news would make sense, as DiCaprio semi-recently backed out of Guillermo Del Toro‘s Nightmare Alley, which will shoot around the same time. So while there’s still no confirmation on the casting, all the pieces are falling into place.
Killers Of The Flower Moon recounts the story of multiple murders of the Osage Indian tribe in 1920s Oklahoma that occurred after they discovered oil on their lands. The case was one of the first ever to be taken on by the FBI, who fought against corruption to solve the grisly mystery. Paramount Pictures came onboard to finance the film back in June.
If the movie is indeed shooting in March, expect a casting announcement pretty soon. It’s tempting to rejoice that DiCaprio and De Niro are finally appearing together in a Scorsese picture, but let’s wait for the confirmation before risking disappointment.