Apple has signed a first-look deal with director Martin Scorsese to produce shows directly for Apple TV+, Deadline reports. Per the report,
The relationship kicks off with Killers of the Flower Moon, the Eric Roth-scripted adaptation of the David Grann non-fiction book which will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro will star in. Apple won an auction with the $180 million film originally optioned by Paramount came back on the market. Deadline revealed on May 27 that Apple won a deal that has Paramount releasing the film theatrically. The film’s produced by Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas at Imperative Entertainment.
The new partnership will join a number of to-be exclusive content heading for Apple TV+. The latest major exclusive for the platform is Tom Hank’s “Greyhound”. Bloomberg reported earlier this year that Apple is purchasing older content to increase its catalog for the platform as it tries to compete with Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max.