[USA], Oct 25 (ANI): Hollywood director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio have teamed up to work on feature adaptation 'Killers of the Flower Moon'.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scorsese will direct the movie, based on a book by David Grann of the same name, featuring the 'Django Unchained' actor in the lead role.
The film will be produced by Imperative Entertainment's Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Sikelia Productions' Emma Tillinger Koskoff and DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions. Eric Roth wrote the feature adaptation.
The movie is a crime drama, set in 1920s Oklahoma, where the Osage Nation discover oil under their land, only to find themselves being murdered, one by one. The newly-found FBI gets involved as the death toll rises.
In a statement, the 'Shutter Island' director 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. I'm so excited to be working with Eric Roth and reuniting with Leo DiCaprio to bring this truly unsettling American story to the screen."
Expressing his excitement to work with DiCaprio and Roth, Scorsese said, "I'm so excited to be working with Eric Roth and reuniting with Leo DiCaprio to bring this truly unsettling American story to the screen." (ANI)