Martin Scorsese's new movie 'Killers of the Flower Moon' will film in March, 2020

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Martin Scorsese (Credit: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Martin Scorsese (Credit: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

You wait three years for a Martin Scorsese movie, and then two arrive in quick succession.

While movie fans are devouring the veteran director's latest movie, mob epic The Irishman on Netflix, he's already announced plans for his next project.

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Called Killers of the Flower Moon, it will centre on the unsolved Osage Indian murders, which took place between 1918 and 1931, in which more than 60 Native Americans were killed in Osage County, Oklahoma.

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Rodrigo Prieto, the cinematographer who worked with Scorsese on The Irishman, as well as other Scorsese movies including Silence and The Wolf of Wall Streetconfirmed the plans to Collider, including the March, 2020, start date.

“Right now I’m in the process of researching different ways of shooting it so we still have to actually meet, and I’ll show [Scorsese] images, propose ideas,” he said.

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio (Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio (Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

“He'll probably have his thoughts too, but we still haven’t figured [out the tone of the film]. So, on the way.”

The film will be based on the book about the murders of the same name by David Grann.

The native Osage Nation found oil on their land at the turn of the 20th century, and became extraordinarily wealthy, before the murders began, which could potentially number in the hundreds.

Read more: Scorsese on why The Irishman wasn’t a mini-series

As the number of those being killed began to mount, the newly created FBI took up the case, using undercover agents and a former Texas Ranger to try and uncover the truth.

It was announced in 2017 that Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio were planning to adapt the non-fiction book, with screenwriting icon Eric Roth penning the script.

Both DiCaprio and Robert De Niro are said to be in for starring roles.

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