Leonardo DiCaprio & Martin Scorsese: Next film project confirmed for the Dream Team
It leaked last year, and now it seems to come true: cult director Martin Scorsese, 75, and Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio, 43, have wrapped up their next film project. As the US industry site "Variety" reports, the Dream Team will film the orderer "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann (51).
First speculations on the plans of DiCaprio and Scorsese had come up last September, now with "Imperative Entertainment" apparently a film studio has been found, which wants to finance the film. "After reading David Grann's book, I immediately began to see it - the people, the attitudes, the plot - and I knew I had to turn it into a movie," Scorsese is quoted by "Variety."
The plot revolves around the North American "Osage" Indian tribe. When oil is found on their land in the 1920s, they are murdered one after the other. As the number of deaths continued to rise, the then still quite young FBI took on the case. The investigators uncovered a monstrous conspiracy.
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Thus, the two Hollywood heavyweights currently have the second project in the pipeline. As early as last September, a renewed collaboration on the political drama "Roosevelt" had been reported. In it DiCaprio will play the role of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919).
Overall, it would be the seventh project of the two Oscar winners so far. They already have "Gangs of New York" (2003), "Aviator", (2004), "Departed - Among Enemies", (2006), "Shutter Island", (2010) and "The Wolf Of Wall Street" (2013 ) turned together. But that's not enough! Besides "Roosevelt" and "Killers of the Flower Moon", the two allegedly also work on the book adaptation of "The Devil In The White City".