Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are reuniting once again for a film adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon.
Based on David Grann’s book of the same name, the movie will be a crime drama set in 1920s Oklahoma, where the Osage Nation discover oil under their land, only to find themselves being murdered, one by one. As the death toll rises, the newly created FBI takes up the case and unravels a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. The film will be written by Eric Roth and Scorsese and DiCaprio will also co-produce the flick, among others.
“When I read David Grann’s book, I immediately started seeing it — the people, the settings, the action — and I knew that I had to make it into a movie,” Scorsese said in a statement.
“I’m so excited to be working with Eric Roth and reuniting with Leo DiCaprio to bring this truly unsettling American story to the screen,” he added.
The project will mark the sixth film DiCaprio and Scorsese have worked on together, most recently, the Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street.