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Martin Scorsese reveals next film ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is a Western

Martin Scorsese has unveiled some exciting new details regarding his upcoming film Killers of the Flower Moon, including the possibility of it being a Western. The longstanding director will be adapting from the 2017 non-fiction book of the same name, written by David Grann.

Knowing Scorsese, it’s in safe hands.

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Scorsese, known for his iconic gangster movies, could be trading in brass knuckles for cowboy hats in his next movie Killers of the Flower Moon.

After finishing three and a half hour marathon The Irishman, Scorsese has moved onto his next project. This new movie will feature long-time friend and adored actor Robert De Niro as well as Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio has also worked with Scorsese on many films such as The Wolf of Wall Street.

During a recent interview with Premiere, Scorsese began sharing his thoughts on the anticipated release; dropping hints on the film’s content. He stated that the film is set “in 1921-1922 in Oklahoma.” The director admitted “we think it’s a Western” which is certainly a good sign.

Scorsese went on to explain that the film will essentially focus on the Osage, a midwestern Native American tribe. They were “given horrible territory, which they loved because they said to themselves that Whites would never be interested in it.” If this is what Scorsese says the film is about, it’s suddenly too easy to picture horses galloping across the unforgiving desert. The film is set to release sometime next year.

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February 20, 2020