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Leonardo DiCaprio wanted villain role in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ despite concerns from studio

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Leonardo DiCaprio may be the star of Martin Scorsese’s latest film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” but he is most certainly not its hero.

Based on the book of the same name by David Grann, “Killers” tells the true story of the murders of members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma by White settlers in the 1920s after recently discovered oil makes the Osage people some of the richest in the country.

DiCaprio plays Ernest Burkhart, a man who marries an Osage woman named Molly Kyle, played by Lily Gladstone, and becomes involved in the dark plot to not only murder her family, but poison her as well. 

Originally, the movie hewed closer to the book’s focus on the federal investigation into the deaths, but as Scorsese and his team worked on the story, the focus shifted to the relationship between Ernest and Molly, and the impact on the Osage people.

Source: Foxnews