LOS ANGELES: Renowned film maker Martin Scorsese‘s two favorite leading men, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, are finally coming together in one of his films.
DiCaprio made the announcement onstage during the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards to present the Life Achievement Award to Robert De Niro.
DiCaprio said he and ‘The Irishman’ actor will both be starring in Scorsese’s next project, Killers of the Flower Moon. The casting had been rumoured 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.
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 of ‘A Star Is Born’ fame.
Scorsese, De Niro, and DiCaprio have all been fixtures at award shows this year. Scorsese and De Niro for The Irishman, and DiCaprio for Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Both films are major players at this year’s Oscars with 10 nominations each.
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