Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio is all geared up to make his next silver screen appearance. The 'Titanic' star is pairing up with director Martin Scorsese for the upcoming project 'Killers of the Flower Moon' in which he will be reportedly playing the lead. As per media reports, the feature adaptation is based on a book by David Grann of the same name and is scripted by Eric Roth.
The film is reportedly a crime drama set back in 1920's Oklahoma, where the Osage Nation discover oil under their land. The newly-found FBI gets involved in the case when each member of the native tribe are killed one by one and the death toll rises. As per media reports, the project will be produced by Imperative Entertainment's Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Sikelia Productions' Emma Tillinger Koskoff and DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions.
In a statement, ANI quoted the 'Shutter Island' director saying, "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."
Expressing his excitement to work with DiCaprio and Roth, Scorsese further stated, "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."
Meanwhile, on the work front, DiCaprio was last seen in Fisher Stevens' 'Before the Flood' which was a documentary film about climate change. In the film, DiCaprio can be seen visiting various regions of the globe, exploring the impact of man-made global warming. As a narrator, DiCaprio comments on these encounters as well as archive footages. As per media reports, the film also documents, a part of the production of DiCaprio's 2015 film 'The Revenant'. 'Before the Flood' was co-produced by the actor in collaboration between Stevens, James Packer, Brett Ratner, Trevor Davidoski, and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. The film was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2016 and marked its theatrical release on October 21, same year, before airing on the National Geographic Channel on October 30.
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