When Scorsese signed on to make “Killers of the Flower Moon,” he envisioned DiCaprio as White as a result of, properly, he was the logical lead. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Eric Roth, who wrote one of many best procedurals ever in “The Insider,” got down to inform the story of the White’s meticulous take down of Hale.
But whereas the story was righteous in methods which might be usually showered with Oscars, one thing did not sit proper with DiCaprio. In an interview with Deadline, Scorsese recalled the second the writing of the movie took a totally surprising flip. “Leo DiCaprio looked at me and said, ‘Where’s the heart in this movie?'” stated the filmmaker. He instantly obtained it. Per Scorsese:
“Look, the minute the FBI comes in, and you see a character that would be played by Robert De Niro, Bill Hale, you know he’s a bad guy. There’s no mystery. So, what is it? A police procedural? Who cares! We’ve got fantastic ones on television.”
Scorsese started researching, hoping to search out some flaws within the man’s character. There have been none. The man was a boy scout. The director threw up his arms. “I finally said, ‘What are we making? A film about Tom White, who comes in and saves everybody?'” (Jesse Plemons performs White within the closing movie.)
Scorsese then turned to the character of Ernest Burkhart, the enigmatic husband of Mollie Kyle, a full-blooded Osage who had a declare to appreciable wealth. This can be DiCaprio’s character, and it might remodel the complexion of Scorsese’s movie.