Movie release date: April 14
Why we're excited: "Director James Gray (Two Lovers, The Immigrant) is a favorite of movie buffs who proudly display Criterion Collection DVDs in their living rooms, and his latest, an adaptation of David Grann's early 20th century Amazon adventure, already has cineastes in a Buñuel-worthy dream state" writes Matt Patches, Thrillist Entertainment Editor
Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam plays Percy Fawcett, a British explorer who journeys through the jungle year after year in hopes of convincing his fellow chaps that the indigenous people are more than savages.
GRANNS's NEXT BOOK
Release date: April 18
In the early twentieth century, the members of the Osage Nation became the richest people per capita in the world, after oil was discovered under their reservation, in Oklahoma. Then they began to be mysteriously murdered off. In 1923, after the death toll reached more than two dozen, the case was taken up by the Bureau of Investigation, then an obscure branch of the Justice Department, which was later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was among the F.B.I.’s first major homicide investigations. After J. Edgar Hoover was appointed the bureau’s director, in 1924, he sent a team of undercover operatives, including a Native American agent, to the Osage reservation.
David Grann, a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, has spent nearly half a decade researching this submerged and sinister history. In his new book, “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I.,” which is being published by Doubleday, in April, he shows that the breadth of the killings was far greater than the Bureau ever exposed. This exclusive excerpt, the book’s first chapter, introduces the Osage woman and her family who became prime targets of the conspiracy.
BIDDING WAR FOR THIS BOOK
As reported in Deadline, David Grann's book Killers Of The Flower Moon: An American Crime And The Birth Of The FBI is being auctioned for movie rights and the bidding war has been fierce. At least one bidder surpassed $2M for an outright buy and word is this is headed for a $3M+ deal, because it hasn’t finished yet.
"When CAA put this out for bids, studios and producers loved it, even if it is period, not overtly commercial and execution-dependent. It is a sprawling story, the kind that attracts actors like catnip, and one that could even lend itself to a True Detective-like limited series" explained Mike Fleming Jr.
The book has a release date for April 18, 2017. Pre-order your copy today and be one of the first to understand why the story is creating such a buzz.
READ BOTH BOOKS BEFORE WATCHING THE MOVIES