You heard right. Leo, DeNiro and Marty. Yes, we know, the names featured are enough to make cinephiles froth at the mouth. But, the book which it’s based on is seemingly great source material too, as there was a massive bidding war between some high-profile studios to earn the rights. It ended last year for a cool $5 million, with Imperative Entertainment ending as the winner. Eric Roth will be heading the charge on the feature film, based on David Grann’s Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth of The FBI.
Imperative is reported to have Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro as the top choices to star in the film, and they’re leaning strongly toward consideration, though there’s no confirmation yet. That’s enough to get us all excited, because when either actor has worked with Scorsese, they’ve put out some of the best films of all time. DiCaprio is known to be passionate about Native American rights, so this project is right up his alley, much like The Revenant, which won him his first Oscar.
The book Killers of the Flower Moon is a true crime novel surrounding murders which occurred in the Osage Indian tribe in Oklahoma, following the discovery of oil in their territory. The story is filled with money lust, conspiracy and, of course, murder, and the investigations circulating all the foul play.
There’s been a ton of star-caliber attention following the book, with Brad Pitt, J.J. Abrams, George Clooney and their respective production companies as some of the big names that took part in the bidding. So, clearly, it’s a story with massive potential to be a hit in the cinema, and with those names, maybe even one that could lead to some powerful sway during award seasons.
Let’s all hope Imperative can lock down Marty and the gang, and maybe, just maybe, another classic can be made for our enjoyment.
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Author: Austin Adams
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