I‘m sure everyone on Earth would want to simply delete 2020 from existence because of the Coronavirus pandemic. But, next year Hollywood will be ready to make a comeback, a strong one! For instance, Martin Scorsese is set to return with a new movie on the silver screen. And he’s not coming slow, as the movie will feature Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro!
Martin Scorsese to team up with DiCaprio and De Niro
The news of this movie broke out at the 7th Osage Nation Congress on Aug 5. There, Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear reported to the congress about the need for an Osage Nation Museum expansion and remodel. However, while giving that speech, he let slip some details about Scorsese’s upcoming film “Killers of the Flower Moon”. He said:
My latest information is that they would start filming, subject to Coronavirus, February 2021. And, they will be here for about 16 weeks. They’re going to start moving in here quietly, I’m not helping that very much, but quietly around November and December. So, they’re coming.
For now, all we know is that Martin Scorsese will be the director of the movie, with Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio as cast members. The film will be based on David Grann’s bestselling book of the same name. And the story will revolve around the Osage Reign of Terror and the birth of the FBI.
Moreover, Apple will finance $200 million into “Killers of the Flower Moon” with Paramount Pictures as the distributor of the film worldwide. However, it’s not going to be an ordinary production because of the Coronavirus. Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto told Vanity Fair in July that Martin Scorsese is an asthma patient. Therefore, the crew will be using camera tricks to shoot close-ups while keeping the cast and crew at a safe distance.
Osage Nation is onboard for “Killers of the Flower Moon”
In addition to the finances, Martin Scorsese also has the support of the Osage Nation. Renfro and Addie Roanhorse, the Osage Nation ambassadors are in direct communication between them and the executives. Renfro said in an email:
“They are excited about the partnership with Apple and that they will be and are very much looking forward to filming here. The industry and production is basically at a standstill due to COVID 19 and timing is the biggest unknown. With safety for all being of greatest concern, once the industry protocol has been established and it is safe to embark on this important project, they will reach back out to us.”
It’ll be interesting to see how Martin Scorsese will utilize both Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro in their roles in “Killers of the Flower Moon”. Moreover, Scorsese will also have the full support of the Osage Nation. His crew has been in contact with Osage artisans, cooks, language speakers, homeowners, landowners, and others. Furthermore, the crew might also be filming inside the Osage Capitol Building and other historical buildings related to the nation.