Killers of the Flower Moon Adaptation

Killers of the Flower Moon Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far About The Stunning New Movie

The Killers of the Flower Moon adaptation, based on the book by David Grann, is headed for the big screen. There are some big names attached to this project, which is based on a true story about the Osage Murders and the birth of the FBI. Members of the Osage Nation have been involved in the making of the movie.
 
This page was updated: 7/26/22
 
About The Book: In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
 
Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances.
 
In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes such as Al Spencer, “the Phantom Terror,” roamed – virtually anyone who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. But the bureau was then notoriously corrupt and initially bungled the case. Eventually the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the bureau. They infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.
 
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Current Production Status: Post-production as of January 2022.
 
Killers of the Flower Moon Adaptation Timeline:
In early 2016, almost a year before the book was even released, there was a bidding war for the film rights. The book was then published in April 2017. That same month it was revealed that Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro were considering involvement in the film.
Originally production was scheduled to start on the Killers of the Flower Moon adaptation in 2018 with DiCaprio starring but after months of delays it was announced that Scorsese would be completing The Irishman first.
In 2019 Paramount Pictures was announced as the distributer. Later that year Scorsese made trips to Oklahoma to meet with the Osage Nation Chiefs to discuss their involvement.
Filming was supposed to begin in Spring 2020 before being postponed indefinitely by the Covid pandemic. With concerns about the budget Apple TV was brought on to co-finance and co-distribute the film in May 2020.
February 2021 it was announced that Jesse Plemons was being added to the cast and would be taking over as lead with Dicaprio moving to a smaller role. In April filming officially began and ran through September with wrap called on October 2021.
In an interview released February 2022, one of the screenwriters said that the Killers of the Flower Moon adaptation was scheduled for a November release.
However, in July there were rumors that the film would be held back and wait for a Cannes 2023 premiere.
 
Who Owns The Rights: Paramount Pictures, Apple TV
 
Who Is Attached: Jesse Plemons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brendan Fraser, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese(Director)
 
Filming Locations: Multiple cities/places around Oklahoma including Tulsa, Osage County, Pawhuska, Bartlesville, and Fairfax.
 
Estimated Release: Rumors of both a late 2022 release, or a Cannes 2023 debut.
Killers of the Flower Moon adaptation
 
Previous mentions on AiLL: 2022 Books To Screen Adaptations
 

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Killers of the Flower Moon Adaptation

Killers of the Flower Moon adaptation: Everything We Know So Far

 
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