Director Martin Scorsese and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro are all reportedly ‘seriously considering’ a teaming on a film adaptation of New Yorker writer and “The Lost City of Z” author David Grann’s just released nonfiction novel “Killers of the Flower Moon”.
Set in the 1920s, the story revolves around the members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma who, at one point, were the richest people per capita in the world after oil was discovered beneath their land.
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off under mysterious circumstances – as were those who dared to investigate the killings. As the death toll climbed above twenty-four, the FBI took up the case – one of the bureau’s first major homicide investigations – and bungled it.
In desperation, young bureau chief J. Edgar Hoover turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to assemble an undercover team and unravel the mystery. They began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Scorsese and DiCaprio have teamed five times to date and have long been planning a film adaptation of Erik Larson’s “The Devil in the White City” about America’s first real serial killer H.H. Holmes. DeNiro and Scorsese will soon re-team on “The Irishman,” their ninth feature film together as an actor-director team.