“Killers of the Flower Moon” is expected to begin filming in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in February 2021, according to a report by Osage News.
Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear spoke to the 7th Osage Nation Congress about the upcoming film on Wednesday.
“My latest information is that they would start filming, subject to coronavirus, in February 2021,” Standing Bear said. “And they will be here for about 16 weeks. They’re going to start moving in here quietly, I’m not helping that very much, but quietly around November and December. So, they’re coming.”
Martin Scorsese is set to direct the film starring two of his longtime collaborators, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. The film is based on David Grann’s bestselling book "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI".
Apple is financing the $200 million film and Paramount is distributing it across theaters worldwide.
“They are excited about the partnership with Apple and that they will be and are very much looking forward to filming here," said Chad Renfro, Osage Nation ambassador for the film. "The industry and production is basically at a standstill due to COVID 19 and timing is the biggest unknown. With safety for all being of greatest concern, once the industry protocol has been established and it is safe to embark on this important project, they will reach back out to us.”
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