Leonardo DiCaprio has worked with director Martin Scorsese on several successful films, such as ‘Dread Island’, ‘Gangs of New York’, ‘The Departed’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.
And, according to the The Hollywood Reporterthe duo will collaborate once more after the upcoming ‘Killers of the Flower Moon‘, scheduled for next year.
it was said that Scorsese will adapt the plot of the book ‘The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder‘, written by David Grannsame author of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon‘.
The adaptation was commissioned by Apple Original Films after acquiring the rights to the book, which should be released only in April 2023.
In addition to starring DiCaprio will be one of the producers, along with his partner, Jennifer Davissonrepresenting the Appian Way Productions.
Scorsese also takes over production through Sikelia Productions.
Set in 1740, the story follows a patched-up boat with 30 men who land on the coast of Brazil as part of the surviving crew of a British ship chasing a Spanish ship before running aground on an island in the Patagonia region.
Their survival stories make them heroes. However, six months later, a boat with just three men arrives in Chile, relaying stories about a mutiny caused by those who called themselves heroes.
As the charges progress, the British Admiralty sets up a trial to uncover the truth about what really happened, exposing a story that goes beyond survival on the high seas, exploring the extremes of human nature.
There is currently no release date for the adaptation.
As for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, The plot follows the journey of the Osage Indian tribe, which sees several of its members murdered after the discovery of oil under the soil of their reservation, in the 1920s. When the murders reach gigantic proportions, FBI agents infiltrate the region to expose a big conspiracy.
The great cast still has Robert de Niro and Brendan Fraser, John Lithgow, Jesse Plemons, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Louis Cancelmi, William Belleau, Tatanka Means, Michael Abbott Jr., Pat Healy and Scott Shepherd.
It is worth remembering that the apple acquired the screening and financing rights for the feature film alongside Paramount Pictures.
Check out the first official image: