Has there ever been a modern-day movie industry duo quite like Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese? Over the course of their many, many collaborations, they’ve made us question our sanity in Shutter Island, avoid the stock market thanks to The Wolf of Wall Street, and taught us how to do some pretty decent Boston accents, courtesy of The Departed.
Now, the two are teaming up again for an adaptation of true-crime story Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI — and it already sounds so, so intriguing.
The news comes from Variety, who reports that they are indeed developing the movie. It’s based on the bestselling book by David Grann, which delves into the mysterious 1920s killings of Osage nation members, after oil was discovered underneath their land. The case was actually one of the first big FBI homicide investigations.
And there’s so much more. Per the book’s synopsis:
Grann’s work received major accolades from reviewers, including New York Times Book Review writer Dave Eggers, who wrote that Grann’s writing will “will sear your soul.”
Yup, we’re already all in on this adaptation.
Plus, it’s so cool how much Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese like to work together.
Like, really, really like to work together.
Scorsese even told Esquire that collaborating with DiCaprio has been “one of the great adventures of [his] career.”
Yup, we can say with 110% certainty that we agree.