Imperative partners Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas are producing.
, which bows this week from Doubleday, tells the true crime story about multiple murders of members of the Osage Indian tribe in Oklahoma that occurred after they found oil on their lands.
A noose was around his neck, and his hands were bound behind his back.
Part of the rope, which appeared to have been cut with a knife, had once connected his hands to his neck, binding the man in a backward cradle, an excruciating position—the slightest wiggle would have caused the noose to tighten further. His body was clothed in only a sweatshirt and underwear, and it bore marks of torture.
The only people who regularly trek to the area are fishermen—the inlet teems with perch and pike and sun bass.
The banks are matted with wild grass and shrouded by towering pine and oak trees.Fifteen minutes before the time we’d agreed, I walked into a café in New York’s Flatiron District, chose a seat and was beginning to unload my things when it occurred to me that I was being astutely watched by a man in a brown corduroy jacket.He was at the front corner table, his back to a curtained wall and his elbow on a banquette: the ideal position for a private chat. Very few people, I expect, ever manage to get ahead of him on a story.At first, he thought it was a log, but as he drew closer he saw what looked like hair.The fisherman shouted to one of his friends, who poked the object with his rod. The fishermen called the police, who carefully removed the corpse of a man from the water.
EXCLUSIVE: The book was snatched last year after a bidding war for $5 million by Imperative Entertainment and now the Eric Roth feature film adaptation of David Grann’s book Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI may end up with another few good men.