Killers of the Flower Moon: De Niro Injures Leg Off-Set While Filming Scorsese’s Epic

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Robert De Niro is returning home to New York after injuring his leg off-set in Oklahoma while filming Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” in which he is starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s not known how serious it might be. The injury occurred on his own time, not on the set, according to a source.

The Apple Original Films production has been shooting in Bartlesville, Pawhuska and Osage County, Oklahoma. TMZ reported that De Niro flew back to New York on Thursday and will see a doctor Friday.

De Niro was already planning to take a few weeks off the production, according to TMZ, and it’s not known whether he will be returning to the set at a later date.

Based on David Grann’s bestselling non-fiction book about newly-formed Bureau of Investigation, which tries to solve the serial murder of members of the Osage Nation. The project also stars Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Pat Healy and Lily Gladstone.

The streets of Fairfax, Oklaoma had been covered with dirt to give it the look of 1919, while antique cars were brought in and De Niro was photographed sporting a pin-striped suit with a fedora.

“We are thrilled to finally start production on ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ in Oklahoma,” Scorsese said in a statement when production started last month. “To be able to tell this story on the land where these events took place is incredibly important and critical to allowing us to portray an accurate depiction of the time and people. … We’re excited to start working with our local cast and crew to bring this story to life on screen and immortalize a time in American history that should not be forgotten.”

Budgeted at close to $200 million, the large scale production released a first-look photo of DiCaprio and Gladstone on Monday.