DiCaprio and Scorsese Reteam Again for Shipwreck Survivial Film, "The Wager," with Apple
Killers of the Flower Moon, the sixth collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, may not be out yet, but that doesn’t mean the pair aren’t already setting their sights on their seventh outing. Deadline is reporting that Apple has acquired the film rights to the upcoming David Grann non-fiction book, The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder.
The film set in the 1740s will watch as the British naval ship the Wager is wrecked on a desolate island off the tip of South America, with the captain and crew then struggling to survive and maintain order, while battling not only the most extreme elements but their own human natures.
DiCaprio is attached to star and Scorsese will direct over at Apple TV+. The upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon is also based on a Grann non-fiction book: Killers of the Flower Moo: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.
No word has been given on who will adapt Grann’s upcoming novel for the screen, as well as no release date or shooting schedule.
It was also reported in November 2021 that Scorsese would direct an upcoming biopic on the Grateful Dead with Jonah Hill to star as the band’s frontman, Jerry Garcia. That project is also set up at Apple, with Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski penning the script.