• [NEWS] "Killers of the Flower Moon" to start roduction (non-fiction crime novel adaptation)

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    From ComingSoon.net ...

    Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon enters production
    After years of attempting to get the film off the ground,
    Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon is
    finally getting underway as the Oklahoma Film + Music Office
    (OF+MO) and Apple Original Films has announced that principal
    photography is officially underway in Oklahoma.

    "We are thrilled to finally start production on Killers of the
    Flower Moon in Oklahoma," Scorsese said in a statement. "To be
    able to tell this story on the land where these events took
    place is incredibly important and critical to allowing us to
    portray an accurate depiction of the time and people. We're
    grateful to Apple, the Oklahoma Film and Music Office and 
    The Osage Nation, especially all our Osage consultants and
    cultural advisors, as we prepare for this shoot. We're excited
    to start working with our local cast and crew to bring this
    story to life on screen and immortalize a time in American
    history that should not be forgotten."

    Based on David Grann's acclaimed 2017 best-selling non-fiction
    crime novel, the plot is set in 1920s Oklahoma and explores
    the serial murders of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation,
    a string of brutal crimes that would later become known as the
    Reign of Terror.

    The ensemble roster for the film is led by Emmy nominee Jesse
    Plemons (Game Night) and Oscar winners Leonardo DiCaprio (Once
    Upon a Time in Hollywood) and Robert De Niro (The Irishman) in
    their seventh and tenth respective collaborations with the
    Oscar-winning filmmaker. The cast also includes Lily Gladstone
    (First Cow), Tantoo Cardinal (Wind River), Cara Jade Myers
    (This Is Us), JaNae Collins (Fukry), Jillian Dion (Legion),
    William Belleau (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Louis Cancelmi
    (The Irishman), Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson (The Hunt).

    Production of the film is being aided by the Osage Nation, who
    are helping to scout numerous locations across the state for
    potential filming  while Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear has
    named Chad Renfro as Ambassador to the production, introducing
    the filmmaker and crew to cultural advisors, historians, local
    artisans and citizen to assist in portraying the story with
    authenticity and honesty.

    "In recent meetings with Oklahoma Senators and House of
    Representative Members I made the point of how much their
    support for the movie industry has made a difference," Chief
    Standing Bear said in a statement. "This is a very strong,
    lucrative business which directly benefits many Oklahomans,
    including the Sovereign Nations.  It promotes financial
    opportunities and cultural recognition for all," said Chief
    of the Osage Nation Geoffrey Standing Bear. "The funding from
    the State of Oklahoma along with the efforts of the Osage
    Nation have proven to be a big draw for this film in
    particular. We are now seeing the fruits of all of our efforts
    to bring this great movie production here and now!"

    Killers of the Flower Moon is being directed and produced by
    Scorsese on a script from he and Oscar winner and Emmy nominee
    Eric Roth (A Star is Born, Forrest Gump), with Imperative
    Entertainment's Dan Friedkin also producing alongside Bradley
    Thomas, DiCaprio and Appian Way Productions.


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