The bet: Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio reunited for the seventh time
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite for their seventh film together as director and star of The Wager – a naval survival drama set at Apple.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scorsese and DiCaprio have already planned their next collaboration to follow Apple’s Killers of the Flower Moon. Hot on the heels of that production, the duo will team up to tackle an adaptation of David Grann’s upcoming non-fiction book, The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder, which isn’t due out until April. next year. .
Set in the 1740s, Wager’s story follows the surviving crew of a British ship that crashes on the coast of Brazil following a pursuit by a Spanish vessel. The captain and his crew spend the next six months struggling to survive on the desolate island, when a second ship arrives at the Chilean coast, holding three sailors who accuse the men of the other boat of being mutineers.
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It is not yet known who will write the script for The Wager, but Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas are expected to produce for Imperative Entertainment, along with Scorsese for Sikelia Productions, and DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson through their Appian Way Productions, while Richard Plepler of Eden Productions is attached to executive produce the film adaptation.
Scorsese and DiCaprio have teamed up on several films since their first collaboration on Gangs of New York in 2002. That initial project was followed by The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street and Killers of the Flower Moon, which is also based on a non-fiction book by Grann. Additionally, Scorsese directed DiCaprio in a promotional short for a casino in China.
Killers of the Flower Moon marked the first collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio since The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013. Apple Studios’ next film is based on Grann’s 2017 bestseller which tells the story of an organism federal law enforcement officer, the forerunner of the FBI, as he investigates the murder of Osage Nation Native Americans living in oil-rich Oklahoma in the 1920s.
Apple has yet to set a release date for Killers of the Flower Moon.
Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.