Martin Scorsese's greatest collaborators—Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro—may join forces for the iconic director's next film, based on David Grann's true crime book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.
Despite just recently being published on April 18, the sordid details of the book—a murder conspiracy set in a 1920s Native American reservation—sparked a $5 million bidding war.
The U.K. Telegraph offered the following synopsis
Grann's non-fiction work, which hit shelves last week, documents the string of murders which plagued the Osage Indian tribe in Oklahoma during the 1920s, after oil was found on their land and the nation soon became the richest per capita in the world.
Those who dared to investigate the murders were also soon killed off, leading to the FBI picking up the case as the death toll climbed; it became one of the fledgling organization's first major homicide cases - except everything quickly went terribly wrong.
That is, until its young director J. Edgar Hoover stepped in, turning to a former Texas ranger named Tom White to expose what, to this day, remains one of America's most chilling conspiracies.
Imperative Entertainment eventually secured the rights, and the trio of Scorsese, DiCaprio and De Niro have reportedly expressed interest.
"Dream team," "squad goals"... whichever way you cut it, we need to see this happen.
If they are indeed interested in the project, then this could potentially be the second time DiCaprio has played J. Edgar Hoover. He previously played the FBI director in the 2011 Clint Eastwood-directed biopic J. Edgar.
It would also be the first time Scorsese has joined DiCaprio and De Niro together for one of his films. They previously starred together in This Boy's Life in 1993, back when DiCaprio was just a kid.
Until then, De Niro and Scorsese are currently developing the film The Irishman for Netflix.