Scorsese, Dicaprio, & De Niro Filming Movie In Oklahoma
After a year of setbacks thanks to coronavirus, Martin Scorsese confirmed he's headed to Oklahoma to film a movie adapted from a Northern Oklahoma true story of tribal murder, the oil industry, and the birth of the FBI. It's called "Killers of the Flower Moon," and it's a pretty fascinating read. The plot from wikipedia:
The book investigates a series of murders of wealthy Osage people that took place in Osage County, Oklahoma in the early 1920s—after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land. After the Osage Native Americans are awarded rights in court to the profits made from oil deposits found on their land, the Osage people prepare for receiving the wealth to which they are legally entitled from sales of their oil deposits.
How have you not read this yet? A true story that's 100% pure Oklahoma. Honestly, I might have to read it again to prepare for the movie, which by the way, will star Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert De Niro.
Rumors about the production have been swirling since even before covid shut everything in the world down in March of last year. The biggest of them all is that since all of the buildings in downtown/Main Street are about a hundred years old and still period correct, the Hollywood crew will cover the streets of Pawhuska with dirt so they can actually shoot on location there in downtown Pawhuska. If you've ever been through there, you'll know it's like stepping back in time. That town did a great job preserving its past instead of tearing everything down to build a mall that would one day be a city property. You still reading this?
It will be a massive undertaking, but at least the people of Pawhuska are used to it. This will be the sixth major Hollywood film to be shot on location in that town over the years.
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