Robert De Niro is reportedly in talks to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese‘s latest crime movie.
Scorsese is adapting David Grann‘s non-fiction book Killers of the Flower Moon, a true crime story about the murders of multiple members of the Osage Indian tribe in 1920s Oklahoma which occurred after they found oil on their lands, for the big screen.
According to Deadline.com, the filmmaker is close to assembling a dream cast featuring two of his most frequent collaborators, DiCaprio and De Niro.
The Once Upon a Time in America star is already attached to the project, while sources tell Deadline that the 75-year-old actor is in advanced negotiations to play serial killer William Hale.
According to Osage News, The Gangs of New York filmmaker visited Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear of the Osage Nation over the past weekend (27-28July 27-28, 2019), to discuss the film.
“We want to make sure your people have everything they need, in terms of Osage artisans, Osage language … those people are still here in the community and would love to help,” Standing Bear told the publication.
De Niro starred in Scorsese’s classic movies Mean Streets, Raging Bull and Goodfellas, but hadn’t worked with the director for more than 20 years until starring in The Irishman, which is due out later this year (2019). DiCaprio last teamed with the filmmaker on 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street.