Entertainment Weekly reports that Martin Scorsese’s next film will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro will be playing along side him.
While on stage at the 2020 SAG AWARDS to present the Life Achievement award to Robert De Niro , Leonardo DiCaprio announced that he and The Irishman actor will both be starring in Scorsese’s next project, Killers of the Flower Moon. The casting had been rumored earlier, but this was the first time someone involved with the movie officially confirmed it.
De Niro and DiCaprio have both collaborated with Scorsese several times individually, but this marks the first time that both men will star in one of the legendary director’s feature films together (though they both appeared in Scorsese’s 2015 short film The Audition, playing fictionalized versions of themselves).
Based on David Grann’s best-selling 2017 nonfiction book, Killers of the Flower Moon tell the story of the 1920s Osage murders, when several Native Americans of the Osage Nation were killed after oil deposits were discovered beneath their Oklahoma land. The murders lead the then-newly formed FBI to the state to investigate. Scorsese’s film is Scheduled to begin shooting in Oklahoma this spring, with a screenplay by Eric Roth (A Star Is Born, Forest Gump).
Scorsese, De Niro, and DiCaprio have all been awards-season fixtures this year; Scorsese and De Niro for The Irishman, and DiCaprio for Quentin Tarantino Once Upon a Time In Hollywood Both films are major players at this years Oscars with 10 nominations each.
I like the fact that Martin Scorsese likes to use the same actors that he features in his other movies, because it shows that he can trust to get the best performances from his actors. Despite how you might feel about him calling MCU movies theme park rides you can’t deny the fact that Scorsese is a talented storyteller and is an amazing screenwriter. But I also like the fact that this will be the first time that Robert and Leonardo will be working side by side with each other, and I can’t wait to see the chemistry between the two of them.