According to Variety, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are set to make their fifth movie together, with Imperative Entertainment picking up with the rights to David Grann’s best-selling book Killers Of The Flower Moon and attaching Scorsese to direct and DiCaprio to star. The original book is set in the ‘20s and centers around the fledgling FBI as it uncovers a conspiracy to wipe out members of the Osage Nation after oil is discovered under their land—suddenly making them “the richest people per capita in the world” at the time. DiCaprio will most likely be playing one of the federal agents, since “1920s G-man” is definitely more of a DiCaprio role than “super-rich Native American” would be.
In a statement, Scorsese says that he “knew” he had to make Killers Of The Flower Moon into a movie once he read Grann’s book, which sounds like the sort of thing Scorsese probably says a lot when he reads stories about government agents and/or mobsters, but we can’t fault the guy for knowing what he likes. Rumors about this latest collaboration first came up last year, but now it’s officially confirmed and in the works.