Martin Scorsese took to the plateaus again.

Hindered by the pandemic last year, the production of

Killers of the Flower Moon

, the new film from the legendary director, has finally been able to start, as announced by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, as well as Apple Original Films, who is funding the project.

“We are delighted to finally begin production of

Killers of the Flower Moon

in Oklahoma.

Being able to tell this story in the lands where these events took place is incredibly important and essential for us to be able to give a true representation of the times and the people.

We are grateful to Apple, the Oklahoma Film and Music Office, and the Osage Nation, especially all of our Osage cultural consultants and advisors, for preparing for this shoot.

We look forward to starting working with our cast and local crew to bring this story to life on screen and immortalize a period in American history that should not be forgotten, ”the filmmaker said in a statement.

True story

Based on a novel by David Grann, the film, set in the 1920s, chronicles the investigation into the murders of Native American tribesmen of the Osage Nation. The cast of

Killers of the Flower Moon

is very prestigious, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, as well as music stars like Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson.

Martin Scorsese co-wrote the screenplay with Eric Roth (

Forrest Gump

), who seems very excited to see the finished “product”.

“I know Marty is trying to make a movie that is probably the last western that would be made like this, and yet with this incredible underlying social document, and the violence and the environment.

I think it won't look like anything we've seen before, in a way.

And so this one is, for me, a film for history, ”he explained to Collider.

Killers of the Flower Moon

is slated for release in 2022, but no specific date has been announced.


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