Paramount had long since acquired the Imperative Entertainment project, but in recent weeks Rick Scorn and DiCaprio’s manager Rick Yorn has been able to do so. Sources said the studio was nervous about a $ 180 million to $ 200 million prize after tax credits for a shooting session in Oklahoma, and the studio’s brass liked the original draft better. ‘Eric Roth as rewriting. Once Paramount allowed Yorn to market it, every Universal studio at MGM and the streamers, including Scorsese Irish Netflix and Apple, continued.
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The deal, which calls on Apple to fund and become the creative studio, gives the film a hybrid situation and the best of both worlds. The film will be released in theaters by Paramount before becoming the biggest movie title to date on Apple’s streaming service. A big priority was that it was a large-scale western, which was important for Scorsese, DiCaprio, De Niro and the film producers Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas at Imperative.
This is the second huge movie deal for Apple, which Deadline recently revealed it had acquired Doggy style, the World War II film starring Tom Hanks, who wrote the screenplay Clearly, Apple is taking its stride.
The flower moon killers has had a large profile since Imperkin’s Friedkin and Thomas put the company on the map five years ago by outbidding in the field to pay $ 5 million for David Grann’s book The Flower Moon Killers: The Murders of Osage and the Birth of the FBI. The book is a mystery about a series of murders of wealthy Osage Native Americans in Oklahoma in the early 1920s, after the discovery of oil deposits under their land. The investigation that followed established the FBI and was a pivotal moment in the evolution of America since its border era.
Roth wrote the script and Scorsese and DiCaprio signed early, De Niro agreeing to join later. These are big things, Scorsese bringing together his two most important actor collaborators, who have not worked together significantly in a film since This boy’s life, a turning point for DiCaprio, who credited De Niro for showing him the possibilities that hard work could mean for an emerging actor / superstar.
Paramount was the first financier of Irish, but this project moved to Netflix, and received a nomination for the best film out of 10 names in total.
Paramount declined to comment.