As part of its CineEurope presentation in Spain today, Paramount Pictures chief Jim Gianopulos revealed that he has closed a deal to finance and distribute the Leonardo DiCaprio-led and Martin Scorsese-directed film adaptation of “Killers of the Flower Moon”.
Set in the 1920s, the story focuses on a string of murders of members of the Osage nation in Oklahoma after oil was discovered beneath their land. The series of slayings was one of the fledgeling FBI’s first major homicide investigations.
Based on the novel by “The Lost City of Z” author David Grann, Oscar-winning scribe Eric Roth has adapted the script. Scorsese and DiCaprio have been eyeing the project for years and have been developing it together with Imperative Entertainment.
Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will produce along with DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.