The Wall Street Journal reported that the tech giant, Apple Inc., had nabbed director Martin Scorsese’s upcoming venture, “Killers of the Flower Moon.” The film will feature promising stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
DiCaprio and De Niro previously have co-starred in “This Boy’s Life” and “Marvin’s Room.” In 2015, the duo also appeared in the short film The Audition.
Apple Tv +
It is not clear yet, if the movie will be included on Apple’s streaming service, Apple TV Plus, which has previously created original content following in the footsteps of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
According to Variety, a deal is expected to be announced in the coming days. Apple has entered the game by bagging Hollywood’s most sought out directors next film.
This project will be Apple’s most significant move forward into a film yet. However, this is not the first time Apple has suddenly decided to home big-budget films. On the 19th of May, Apple announced it would stream Greyhound, a World War II epic starring Tom Hanks about a convoy of ships battling U-Boats.
Based on David Grann’s Book
Scorsese’s upcoming film is based on a 2017 non-fiction book Killers of the Flower Moon, The Osage Murders, and the Birth of the FBI by American journalist David Grann. The book investigates a series of murders of wealthy Osage Indians in Oklahoma in the early 1920s.
Previously, Netflix Inc. bagged Mr. Scorsese’s last film, Irishman, which was a huge hit. With no signs of cinemas opening amid coronavirus, maybe this is how the new world order will look like where directors will release their work on streaming services.
For now, Variety reported that Apple would finance the picture in partnership with Paramount Pictures, which will distribute the movie.
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