Title: Martin Scorsese Opens Up About Leonardo DiCaprio’s Improvisation in “Killers of the Flower Moon”
In a recent interview, renowned director Martin Scorsese shed light on Leonardo DiCaprio’s notorious improvisational skills during the filming of their upcoming movie, “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Known for his dedication to the craft, DiCaprio’s improvisation reportedly rubbed his costar Robert De Niro the wrong way.
Scorsese, who has collaborated with DiCaprio on multiple projects, including “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Departed,” revealed that DiCaprio’s tendency for continuous discussion and improvisation often resulted in annoyance from De Niro. The director even shared that both he and De Niro would exchange eye rolls at DiCaprio’s approach, with a firm belief that the extra dialogue was unnecessary.
“Killers of the Flower Moon” is set to be DiCaprio’s sixth collaboration with Scorsese and De Niro’s tenth cooperation with the acclaimed director. It all started when De Niro first introduced Scorsese to DiCaprio and highlighted the latter’s immense talent, subsequently paving the way for their partnership on various cinematic ventures.
The movie, based on David Grann’s bestselling novel, delves into a harrowing chapter of American history, focusing on the indigenous Osage people who became victims of a series of murders in 1920s Oklahoma. DiCaprio’s thought-provoking question about the heart of the story during the script development phase ultimately led to a significant shift in focus towards the Osage community, amplifying their narrative and struggles.
Scorsese, known for his meticulous attention to detail, had initially planned for a different angle in portraying the gripping tale. However, DiCaprio’s insightful inquiry sparked a realization of the importance of centering the plot around the indigenous people’s experiences. This important change played a pivotal role in shaping the direction of the film and amplifying the representation of historically marginalized communities.
As both Scorsese and DiCaprio have a deep appreciation for storytelling, fans eagerly await the release of “Killers of the Flower Moon”. The film promises to showcase their combined talents in bringing tales of both historical significance and entertainment to the silver screen.
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