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Apple joins Martin Scorsese in a $ 180 million film: report

May 28, 2020

Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro play Killers of the Flower Moon.

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Apple joins Martin Scorsese in a $ 180 million film: reportApple joins Martin Scorsese in a $ 180 million film: report

This story originally appeared on Engadget

After partnering with Netflix last year for The Irishman, the director’s next big film Martin Scorsese It is supported by Apple. diversity, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline report that Apple is in the recent conversation with Paramount to support together Killer of the flower moon, a crime drama with a budget of over $ 180 million that would be carried out by Robert De Niro and Leonardo Dicaprio.

Based on a book of the same name, the story shows an investigation into the murders of natives of the Osage Nation in the early 1920s in Oklahoma. Participating in the profits from the oil deposits on her land had made her rich and eventually made her homicidal. Subsequent investigation by the Bureau of Investigation revealed widespread corruption among local officials when the agency began to transform into its current FBI status.

For Apple, the deal is another film achievement after the takeover of World War II naval drama Tomhok’s greyhound. Apple is reported to be funding the Scorsese project as its own original film, while Paramount will distribute for the world premiere.

This is a far cry from the director’s first commitment to Apple. Before the days of social distancing, he raised a shot from afar The departed via iChat, and he even appeared in an ad for his voice assistant for artificial intelligence, Siri. And now that high-budget streaming companies are looking for prestigious original titles, Scorsese is looking for homes for some of his most expensive ideas.