Marty and Leo are getting back together.
After Martin Scorsese teams with his long-time collaborator Robert De Niro on the anticipated Netflix movie, “The Irishman,” he’ll switch gears and join up with another actor he can’t help but work with: Leonardo DiCaprio.
Variety reports that the two Oscar winners are developing an adaptation of the true-crime book, “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.” Scorsese plans to make that his next project after he’s done with “The Irishman.”
Written by “The Lost City of Z” author, David Grann, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is set in the 1920s and focuses on a string of murders done in Oklahoma after oil is discovered beneath the land of the Native American tribe, Osage Nation. It was one of the FBI’s first major homicide investigations.
The rights to the book were bought for $US5 million, according to the trade. Veteran Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” “The Insider”) is drafting the script.
Scorsese and DiCaprio have been eyeing the project for months, but don’t expect seeing it on screen anytime soon. Scorsese still has to shoot “The Irishman,” which he’s eyeing for September.
There’s no word yet who DiCaprio will play in the movie.
This will be the sixth time DiCaprio will star in a Scorsese movie. The most recent was 2013’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.”