Published back in 2017, David Grann’s best-selling book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, chronicled one of the most notorious crimes in American history, and we recently learned that Martin Scorsese will be helming a feature film adaptation with frequent collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio as the film's lead.
Deadline gives us an update on the project today, reporting out of CineEurope that Paramount has closed a deal to finance and distribute Killers of the Flower Moon.
"In 1920s Oklahoma, the Osage Nation were the richest people per capita in the world, after oil was discovered under their land. And then they were murdered, one by one. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case and unraveled a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history."
The film was written by Eric Roth, and it’s being produced by Scorsese alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, along with Sikelia Productions’ Emma Tillinger Koskoff and DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.