Robert De Niro, 77, ‘injured’ while filming Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon

ROBERT De Niro has reportedly injured his leg while filming the new Martin Scorsese movie Killers of the Flower Moon.

The 77-year-old actor was not on the set in Oklahoma at the time of the accident, TMZ reports.

De Niro reportedly flew back from Oklahoma on Thursday is due to see a doctor today.

A representative told Fox News that the actor was going to leave for New York for two weeks so his injury has "nothing to do" with the production schedule.

A source reportedly told TMZ that crew members will have today off because of De Niro's accident.

Killers of the Flower Moon is based on the book by David Grann about a series of mysterious murders that occurred in the state during the 1920s.

The killings sparked a major FBI investigation involving J Edgar Hoover.


It will be De Niro's first appearance in a Western film and he will star as convicted cattleman Bill Hale.

In 1921, Hale ordered the murders of his nephew's wife, mother-in-law, and other family members to gain control of their oil rights.

The actor, who was born in August 1943 in Manhattan, received an Academy Award for his role in the 1974 movie The GodFather Part II where he played Vito Corleone.

He also portrayed Jake LaMotta in the Scorsese movie Raging Bull and won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1981.

The actor also starred in the comedy films Wag The Dog in 1997 and Meet the Parents in 2000.

Killers of the Flower Moon has a budget of around $200million and filming reportedly began just last month.

It's reported that the movie is Scorsese's most expensive film and production is due to end in 2022, according to reports.

Other cast members include Revenant star Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons, and Lily Gladstone.

 

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