The screenplay for Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming Western Killers Of The Flower Moon continues to be modified after arguments between author Eric Roth and star Leonardo DiCaprio.
After coronavirus-related delays, the movie is about to start filming within the spring of 2021.
Because the movie’s announcement, rumours have been circling that DiCaprio pressured modifications to be made to Roth’s script, and the author confirmed the wrestle between the pair in a brand new interview.
Talking on the Script Notes podcast, Roth confirmed that the movie is at the moment aiming to start filming in March 2021. “They’ll be persevering with rewrites with that,” he mentioned.
“Leonardo [DiCaprio] wished some issues modified that we argued about. He received half of [the arguments]. I received half of them. In order that’s occurring.”
“I spent 4 or 5 years on this guide, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ which everyone ought to learn. It’s an exquisite guide,” Roth added, happening to element the script. “My screenplay I believe was correct to the guide. It’s the story of Osage Indians, 1921, the poorest individuals in America who uncover oil on this horrible land in Oklahoma the place they’ve been pushed to.
“Then each killer in America involves kill 184 of them for his or her cash, however this actually heroic man is available in [to help].”
A latest report in The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that DiCaprio was initially set to star because the movie’s hero, an FBI agent, however the actor wished as an alternative to play the uncle of the movie’s Robert De Niro-cast killer.
“Within the revised model, DiCaprio would painting villain Robert De Niro’s nephew, torn between love and the evil machinations of his uncle,” the report mentioned. “A supply with data of the state of affairs says Paramount felt that turned the movie right into a moody and fewer industrial character examine…
“As soon as Scorsese and DiCaprio revised ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ Paramount empowered DiCaprio’s longtime supervisor, Rick Yorn, to buy the challenge. Little doubt the studio hoped nobody would deal with it, which could persuade Scorsese to return again to the unique concept and the hoped-for finances.”
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