Oklahoma Story Filmed in Pawhuska

Myla Rogers, Staff

A big production movie is coming to the Oklahoma town of Pawhuska.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” is based on the book “Killers of the Flower Man” about how Native Americans were murdered for their oil rights in the 1920s. Native Americans became rich after the discovery of oil on their land.

The casting crew is looking for young Native Americans to play teenagers in the movie.

Senior Treabien Liston is auditioning for the movie. He is very excited to, hopefully, be in the movie. He is also a member of the swim team.

“I am not auditioning for a specific role,” Liston said. “Any role would be an amazing opportunity. Even if it is an extra role.”

The movie is set to be released in the summer of 2020. The cast includes the academy award winning actor, Leonardo DiCaprio. He has acted in numerous movies such as Titanic, Catch Me If You Can and The Revenant.

Preparation is key, but when you are not auditioning for a certain role the broad spectrum of preparing can be overwhelming.

“I’m not preparing,” Liston said. “I’m in all honesty playing it by ear at this point.”

Martin Scorsese is directing the film and expects to begin working of Killers of the Flower Moon after his current project is released on Netflix on Nov. 27.

Author David Grann, who wrote the book, researched about Osage Tribal Members, who were killed in the 1920s.

Grann came across the story when he heard about it from a historian. After hearing about the murders he visited an Osage Nation museum.

It took him clase to five years to finishing researching and writing the story according to an interview he had with PBS.

With the time and effort put into writing the original story, the movie should bring glory to it and bring the story that many are unfamiliar with to life.