While audiences wait for the premiere of Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” the renowned director has already set his sights on another Apple-produced picture. Leonardo DiCaprio will be a part of Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of the recently published non-fiction book “The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder” by David Grann. Additionally, Grann wrote “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which Scorsese most recently adapted.
In order to promote “The Wager,” which already holds the record for being the New York Times #1 best seller, Grann has been making the rounds in the French media. “The Wager” will be Scorsese’s upcoming movie, he said. The Jesus movie that Scorsese had alluded to during his trip to the Vatican is actually more of an experimental outing for the renowned director and a “meditation” on his views. It appears that “The Wager” will be his next project.
The nonfiction book by Grann is summarised as follows:
“Set in the 1740s, Wager’s story is set in motion when a patched-together boat with 30 emaciated men landed on the coast of Brazil. The men were the surviving crew of British ship that was chasing a Spanish vessel and had crashed onto an island in South America’s Patagonia region. Their tales of surviving the seas and elements made them heroes. However, six months later another vessel, even more beat up than the first one, ended up on the coat of Chile, this one with three men. These new sailors charged that the other men were actually mutineers.”
In addition, Scorsese is currently working on three projects, including a Teddy Roosevelt biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and a Jerry Garcia biopic starring Jonah Hill that may or may not be dead. One of the greatest actor/director teams of our time, Scorsese and DiCaprio, have previously collaborated on six films. In addition to “Killers of the Flower Moon,” the other five are “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”