Killers Of The Flower Moon Filming To Continue As Robert De Niro Leaves Set After An Injury

De Niro sustained a leg injury unrelated to filming the movie and is now back in New York seeking medical attention.


Actor Robert De Niro sustained a leg injury while he was in Oklahoma filming the new Martin Scorsese movie Killers of the Flower Moon, Deadline confirmed. He is now headed back home to New York City to seek out medical attention, the report said.

The injury did not happen during production of the movie, and he was already scheduled to fly back to New York on Thursday. As a result, production is not expected to be delayed on Killers of the Flower Moon, which is a massive $200 million undertaking.

There is no word yet on what caused De Niro's leg injury or how serious it may be.

De Niro plays one of the main roles in Killers of the Flower Moon, as he's portraying William Hale, a convicted murderer in the killing of Osage Nation people. He stars in the film alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart and Jesse Plemons as Tom White.

It was reported that DiCaprio and Plemons swapped roles, and some speculated that Plemons' Tom White is the lead character. Writer Eric Roth says that's not necessarily true.

"I wouldn't say [Plemons is] the lead. I would say that he was the designated hero," he said. "But yeah, I think that's fairer because I think the parts are pretty equal and they were always equal to a certain extent, and Leo's part is very complicated and very interesting. It's a smart part for a smart actor to play."

Killers of the Flower Moon is just the latest high-profile movie headed exclusively to Apple TV+. The company also recently announced the Brie Larson series Lessons in Chemistry, while Ridley Scott's Napoleon Bonaparte movie starring Joaquin Phoenix is also set up at Apple. The Will Smith slavery movie Emancipation is also coming to Apple TV+.

On the more immediate horizon, Ted Lasso season two is coming to Apple TV+ in July.

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