Robert De Niro Injured During Filming of Scorsese Movie ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’
Robert De Niro injured his ankle amid the filming of Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming Apple TV+ movie. It will not affect production for Scorsese’s most expensive project yet, which has a budget of over $200 million. The injury occurred at the actor’s on-site home in Oklahoma. De Niro is not scheduled to shoot for another three weeks and will fly back to New York to rest before he resumes work.
This morning a rep for De Niro said, “While at his on-location home in Oklahoma for the filming of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Robert De Niro injured his quadriceps muscle which will be treated medically in New York. This will not affect production as he was not scheduled to film again for another three weeks.”
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The film, which also features Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons and Lily Gladstone, is based on the book by David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. It tells the story of a string of murders that occurred during the 1910s-1930s that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. More than 60 Osage Native Americans were reported to have been killed over land disputes after oil was discovered.
De Niro plays a wealthy ranch owner who becomes a suspect. DiCaprio is his nephew who is married to an Osage woman. The pair are shown in the tweet above shared by Apple TV+.