After The Irishman, Martin Scorsese begins scouting locations for next film, Killers of the Flower Moon

Press Trust of India

Jul 30, 2019 18:23:02 IST

After The Irishman, Martin Scorsese has begun working on Killers of the Flower Moon, which will reportedly star two of his favourite actors - Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. The celebrated director posted pictures on his Instagram from Osage County, Oklahoma, the location of the period serial killer drama.

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Set in the 1920s, the film is based on David Grann's New York Times best-selling book and revolves around the Osage Nation murders, in which the members of the Native American tribe were killed one by one after they became rich following the discovery of oil underneath their land.

As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case and unraveled a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

Eric Roth is penning the script for the film, which is the feature adaptation of David Grann's book Killers of the Flower Moonreports Variety. 

Last year, while talking about his upcoming project, Scorsese said "When I read David Grann's book, I immediately started seeing it—the people, the settings, the action —and I knew that I had to make it into a movie,"

He added,  "I'm so excited to be working with Eric Roth and reuniting with Leonardo DiCaprio to bring this truly unsettling American story to the screen."

The Irishman, produced by Netflix, will have its world premiere at this year's New York Film Festival as the opening film.

De Niro, the star of Scorsese classics such as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, fronts The Irishman, their first collaboration after Casino in 1995.

Updated Date: Jul 30, 2019 18:23:02 IST