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Scorsese will direct and DiCaprio will star in the crime drama set in 1920s Oklahoma, where the Osage Nation discover oil under their land, only to find themselves being murdered, one by one. As the death toll rises, the newly created FBI takes up the case and unravels a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.
The adaptation was written by Eric Roth. Scorsese will produce alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Sikelia Productions’ Emma Tillinger Koskoff and DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.
The feature is based on David Grann’s book of the same name that Imperative Entertainment optioned in 2016. “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,” Scorsese said in a statement.
“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,” he added.
30WEST will arrange the financing and distribution for the project.
Scorsese and DiCaprio are both repped by LBI Entertainment and attorney Steve Warren of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller. Scorsese is also repped by WME.
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