{Exclusive} Bidding War Alert – Brad Pitt, George Clooney & Several Others Fighting Over Hot Property “Killers Of The Flower Moon”

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’s is lining up to be the biggest package and bidding war of 2016, with several A-List producers now fighting for territories. Sources have confirmed to The Tracking Board that among the producers looking to snap up this hot property are , , and Star Wars producer

The book, from New Yorker staff writer Grann, isn’t set for publication until the fall, but it’s already triggered a feeding frenzy on the rights market. The non-fiction chronicles the real-life 1920s mystery surrounding the suspicious deaths of several Osage Indians, who were at the time among the richest people on the planet. The story follows the twists and turns of the investigation that eventually became the first major case solved by J. Edgar Hoover’s brand new FBI. David Halpern from reps the book, with of handling the film rights.

Grann is the author of The Lost City of Z, the adaptation of which is currently in production with Pitt’s , and he wrote the article The Brand, which is the basis for the new Showtime series from Narcos executive producer Jose Padilha. The established relationship between Grann and Pitt could prove to be an edge in this all-out battle taking place today, since some of the town’s most powerful names are now involved.

We can now confirm that in addition to , , and , ’s , Scott Rudin‘s Scott Rudin Productions, ’s 6th & Idaho, ’s , ’s Chernin Entertainment, Jason Blum’s and  are all in the mix, currently trying to secure territories.

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has a first-look with ; Clooney, Pascal and Rudin have first-looks with ; DiCaprio has a first-look with ; Reeves and Chernin have first-looks with ; has a first-look with ; has a first-look with .

With so many elite names coming in for the same territory, we’re hearing several are partnering up, and studios are already prepping bids, while the conversation has now begun to include talent and director attachments.

This one is going to be hot, as we’re expecting no less than a handful of packages to begin to come together, as everyone in town eyes who the ultimate winner will be. Keep it here, as we track the project, as the details continue to surface…

 

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4 Responses to {Exclusive} Bidding War Alert – Brad Pitt, George Clooney & Several Others Fighting Over Hot Property “Killers Of The Flower Moon”

  1. I was good friends with an Osage Indian woman. Her tribe was moved by the government from their homeland to a different location – which turned out to be sitting on an oil reserve. She received checks from oil profits all of her life.

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