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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

Leonardo DiCaprio Wore Butt Padding to Get Spanked by Robert De Niro in ‘Flower Moon’; Scorsese’s DP Thought: ‘Oh, That Must Hurt’

Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto told Insider in a new interview that Leonardo DiCaprio wore butt padding for the scene in which Robert De Niro has to repeatedly spank him. Prieto recalled watching the scene on set and thinking, “Oh, that must hurt.” He commended DiCaprio for being open to try anything Scorsese asked him to during production. 

“I don’t think that was in the first script,” Prieto said of the spanking scene. “That was something that was added, and it’s shocking in the film.”

“I do remember doing them quite a few times and thinking, ‘Oh, that must hurt,’” Prieto added. “There was some padding on his butt. But you could tell De Niro was really hitting him…Leo is game for so much. He’ll do anything.”

Source: Variety

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, a morality tale of greed and political power

Martin Scorsese’s 27th feature film — an urgent, devastatingly bleak crime drama about colonialism and murder — arrives right in time to rattle the collective Australian psyche in the aftermath of the Voice referendum.

Killers of the Flower Moon is the story of the systematic fraud and killings of members of the Osage Nation, an Indigenous community in Oklahoma whose oil wealth made them one of the world’s richest per capita populations in the early 20th century.

But, as the film’s shocking string of crimes proves, there isn’t a resources boom big enough to safeguard you from genocidal violence.

A film still showing four Native American women sitting on the ground, wearing traditional shawls and some holding fans

Inspired by real events and based on journalist David Grann’s non-fiction book of the same name, Killers sees Scorsese once again burrowing into the underbelly of American history with a morality tale of greed and political power.

It is also, perhaps more than usual for Scorsese, an attempt to commemorate the dignity and resilience of the story’s innocent victims.

Having consulted extensively with the Osage Nation, the film is spoken in both the English and Osage language, and there are many local First Nations performers on screen.

Source: abc.net.au