Leonardo DiCaprio, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams and “Forrest Gump” scribe Eric Roth are all set to team for a film adaptation of David Grann’s murder mystery novel “Killers of the Flower Moon” at Paramount Pictures says The Wrap.
The group have not scored the rights yet which are still being fought over, but they are said to be the frontrunners to land them. The DiCaprio-Abrams bid is thought to be at $2 million, not the biggest but one that has the advantage of the packaging of those talents – the nearest rival being Sony Pictures which is offering George Clooney to direct and Amy Pascal to produce.
The 1920s nonfiction story deals with the mysterious murders of the Osage Indians tribe in Oklahoma, where oil sat rich beneath their land. The case was turned over to a brand new law enforcement agency known as the FBI, which fought against corruption to solve the case.
Should they get it, DiCaprio and Abrams would produce through their Appian Way and Bad Robot production companies.
Source: The Wrap