Scorsese and DiCaprio Reunite: New Film ‘The Wager’ Based on David Grann’s Book

Scorsese and DiCaprio Reunite: Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will work again for the seventh time on “The Wager.” The film will be based on popular author David Grann’s non-fiction book “The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck Mutiny and Murder.” The story is about a 1740s British shipwreck on the South American coast and the crew’s revolt.

Télérama interviewed David Grann, who wrote the book for Scorsese and DiCaprio’s other upcoming picture, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” to confirm the revelation. The couple will start “The Wager” production after finishing “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

The Wager will follow an 18th-century British ship that crashed into a Patagonia island while chasing a Spanish ship. A description says 30 starving shipmates survived and landed in Brazil. After being lauded as heroes, another set of sailors who land on Chile’s shore six months later accuse them of mutiny. The script promises a dramatic tale of survival, betrayal, and criminal charges, adding to Scorsese and DiCaprio’s impressive filmography.

Another intriguing story based on Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.” will precede the duo’s shipwreck tale. In October, the film will tell the narrative of how the Osage Nation became wealthy from oil reserves and then was murdered and conspired against. The film stars Jesse Plemons, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone.

Scorsese and DiCaprio Reunite: New Film 'The Wager' Based on David Grann's Book

This will be Scorsese and DiCaprio’s seventh film together. Their collaborations have produced some of the most famous films of the past, like “Gangs of New York” and “The Aviator” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The film’s narrative and diverse cast hint that “The Wager” may have a strong ensemble cast to support DiCaprio. Fans and industry insiders are excited about the film’s cast. No one can overestimate David Grann’s influence on Scorsese’s latest work. “Killers of the Flower Moon” and “The Wager” are commercial successes based on Grann’s non-fiction. “The Wager” has been a bestseller for weeks.

Fans of superb storytelling, sophisticated plotlines, and exceptional filmmaking should rejoice in “The Wager” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” releases. As two of the most influential individuals in contemporary cinema collaborate on these big projects, audiences worldwide can expect cinematic quality.

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Our Reader’s Queries

Is the book The Wager being made into a movie?

Deadline reported in July 2022 that Scorsese and his frequent collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio are teaming up once more to adapt the book The Wager into a film with an as-yet-unknown title. DiCaprio is set to star in the movie, reuniting with Scorsese after their previous work on Killers.

Who will DiCaprio play in The Wager?

Leonardo DiCaprio’s role in The Wager is still uncertain, but many believe he will portray Captain David Cheap, the leader of the HMS Wager who dealt with a mutiny from his sailors and crew.

What is the next Scorsese project?

Scorsese’s upcoming movie, following Killers of the Flower Moon, is set to be based on the non-fiction book The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder. The story delves into the adventure of a British ship crew in search of treasure, their struggle after being marooned on a deserted island, and the intense events that ensue upon their eventual return.

What is the new movie with Leo Martin Scorsese?

The movie Killers of the Flower Moon made its debut at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2023. It hit theaters in the US on October 20, 2023, through Apple TV+ and Paramount Pictures. It was also shown in IMAX for a more immersive experience.

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