“The Irishman” cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto has confirmed that he and director Martin Scorsese are teaming up again for Scorsese’s next directorial effort – the long in the works “Killers of the Flower Moon” – which will begin filming in March.
Prieto broke the news to Collider and the project marks the fifth collaboration between Prieto and Scorsese following “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the “Vinyl” pilot and “Silence”. It also sees the reunion of Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, their sixth feature together, after the actor sat out Scorsese’s last two films.
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, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will produce along with DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.