Scorsese visits Osage Nation ahead of filming

Robert De Niro with Martin Scorsese. Credit PA

Robert De Niro with Martin Scorsese. Credit PA

Scorsese went location scouting in Osage County, Oklahoma, for his upcoming film "Killers of the Flower Moon", and while there, he reportedly shared some interesting information.

As previously reported, the movie, which will be directed by Scorsese and star Oscar victor Leonardo DiCaprio, is being adapted from the critically acclaimed true-crime best-seller by David Grann ("The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon").

In this Friday, July 26, 2019 photo provided by the Osage News, film director Martin Scorsese, left, meets with Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear in Oklahoma. DiCaprio became officially attached more than a year ago. The Osage Nation is a logical place for production, given that the film is inspired by real events that took place in the area.

The novel by David Grann, the author of The Lost City of Z (recently adapted for cinema by James Gray) and a staff writer at the New Yorker, explores the murders of Indians in Oklahoma when oil was discovered on their lands in the 1920s. The FBI sent in a team of undercover agents, including one of the only Native Americans in the bureau.

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However, we also know it's not a Scorsese flick until he's enlisted at least a few more Hollywood heavyweights - and with that in mind, he's now also managed to sign up veteran actor Robert De Niro, according to The Independent.

As for his history with De Niro, they've made nine feature films together (Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, New York, New York, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, GoodFellas, Cape Fear, Casino and the forthcoming The Irishman), which would make this their 10th collaboration.

Robert De Niro with Martin Scorsese. He stars in Todd Philipps's upcoming "Joker" as well as "The Comeback Trail". No timeline for its release has been announced.

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