The filmmaker defined that as every attendee of the dinner stood as much as communicate, he “realized that is the story proper right here. That is the one.” Scorsese stated the representatives of the Osage Nation he met with “spoke about what it was like and the way the members of their households suffered and have been killed, and but these two those that the movie is about have been in love.” Former Osage Chief Jim Grey spoke concerning the assembly to RogerEbert.com, recalling that he requested the filmmaker to let the descendants of these impacted by the murders assist him. “We would like you to make the movie that everybody in your business and the world will level to sooner or later and say, ‘That is the one they obtained proper,'” Grey informed the outlet.
Scorsese stated he got here away from the assembly understanding that the story was about love, homicide, land, and greed, and stated, “For me, it was [about] immersing ourselves in that world. And the one strategy to do it was to go there, and be there, and keep there, and be with the Osage.” Star Lily Gladstone has spoken about how the movie modified with the steering of the Osage Nation, and Scorsese acknowledged “the large change” to the script when he spoke to DiCaprio at CinemaCon. “My curiosity was in, as a human being, how a few of these guys, a few of these folks throughout the story might have executed what they did, and but on the similar time accepted in themselves,” he stated, referring to historic figures concerned who claimed to like the Osage folks, together with DiCaprio’s character, Ernest Burkhart.