PAWHUSKA, Okla. (KFOR) – In a couple of months, parts of an Oklahoma community will get a Hollywood-style makeover.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro are set to star in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
The movie is an adaptation of David Grann’s nonfiction book “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.” It documents the 1920s slayings of wealthy Osage tribal members after the discovery of oil on their land.
Last year, the production company held open casting calls in Oklahoma, seeking Native American extras in the movies.
“I’m excited for it just to be here in Oklahoma, where the historical aspects of all the indigenous people here, the issues here… that’s amazing to have this place right here be a spotlight for America to look at,” Michael James Kaseca said.
The movie is expected to begin filming in Osage County in the spring, but work needs to be done before that can happen.
Officials say set crews are working to make Pawhuska look like it did in the 1920s.