These days the United States is living in one of its most polarized periods due to the horrific killing of the African-American citizen George Floyd at the hands of a white policeman, but it seems that such an incident is not the most horrific imaginable in American history.
In Hollywood, preparations are under way to produce a movie about murders that has been described as the most feared conspiracy in American history, as it meets - for the first time since 1996 - two of Hollywood's greatest stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, in the thriller "suspense of the moon flower killers". (Killers Of the Flower Moon), Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese.
He killed an indigenous people
The film is based on the book "Killers of the Moon: Murders of Usage and the Birth of the FBI," by journalist David Grann, which he published in 2017.
The book examines a series of murders of an indigenous tribe in the United States called "Osaj" in the US state of Oklahoma. The events take place in the beginning of the twenties of the twentieth century, after the discovery of large deposits of oil under their lands, they became among the richest in the world.
But the masses could not enjoy their money, so wealth transformed their lives into a terrifying series of mysterious murders, and despite the ambiguity and ferocity of dozens of them, investigations into their killing were not important.
As one of his conversations commented, Scorsese said, "As if the underworld was in control of everything, it was more likely that you would go to prison to kill a dog than to kill an indigenous."
Gran reveals one of the most fearful conspiracies in American history in which dozens have been killed in cold blood, and the FBI's contribution to burying the case rather than investigating it, the book tells the stories of years of research and reveals new evidence.
Scary story and screen
And Scorsese announced that the film would be the first in its history to be a type of "Western" or American West, and he said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter "When I read the David Grann book, I immediately started seeing it ... People, settings and work, and I realized that I should convert it into a movie." ".
"I am very excited to work with Eric Roth, and reunite him with Leo DiCaprio, to bring this truly frightening American story to the screen."
The work is distinguished in all its aspects, as the script was written by Oscar-winning Eric Roth for the movie "Forrest Gump", and among his works also included the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
It will be the first time that DiCaprio and De Niro have met in more than 24 years, after the movie "Marvin's Room", but the rest of the crew and roles that the heroes have played will not be announced yet.
Apple and Paramount Film Production are producing the film with a two-hundred-million-dollar budget, and after spending months in budget negotiations, the differences have finally been settled, and filming is set to begin in Oklahoma this year.
View this post on Instagram
There's still time to take part in the #AllinChallenge for a chance to join me, De Niro and Scorsese on the set of Killers of the Flower Moon. You'll get a walk-on role, lunch with the three of us, and some acting tips from Scorsese himself. 100% of all money raised helps support America's Food Fund, @NoKidHungry and @mealsonwheelsamerica. These organizations are on the front lines helping those most impacted by this crisis. To enter, go to allinchallenge.com or click the link in my bio.
A post shared by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) on Apr 29, 2020 at 8:57 am PDT
De Niro and Scorsese were not the first collaborators, as they used to produce classic films such as "Taxi Driver", "Goodfellas", "King of Comedy" and other films, the most recent of which was "The Irishman" produced by Netflix. Who was nominated for ten Oscars.
Scorsese also worked with DiCaprio on several of his most important works, such as "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Departed".