Scorsese will direct the film, and DiCaprio is attached to star in the adaptation of David Grann’s non-fiction book from 2017. Eric Roth is penning the screenplay.
Imperative Entertainment originally acquired the book for $5 million ahead of its release in a bidding war that also included Paramount, as well as Netflix and Sony. Paramount’s original bid included an offer for DiCaprio to star and J.J. Abrams to direct.
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Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas are producing “Killers of the Flower Moon” alongside Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff for Sikelia Productions and DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.