Robert De Niro injures leg while filming for Killers of the Flower Moon

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 May 2021
Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro suffered an off-set leg injury while shooting for Martin Scorsese's new film 'Killers of the Flower Moon' in Oklahoma

Robert De Niro has injured his leg during filming for Martin Scorsese's new film 'Killers of the Flower Moon'.

The Oscar-winning star suffered the injury off-set in Oklahoma, where he has been shooting ahead of his role as William Hale in the upcoming Western drama, which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jesse Plemons.

The severity of the injury is unknown but De Niro, 77, has returned to New York to seek medical attention. The star had been due to take a few weeks off from production, according to TMZ, and it is not known whether he will be returning to the set at a later date.

The new Apple TV+ movie is based on David Grann's non-fiction book about the newly-formed Bureau of Investigation, which tries to solve the serial murders of members of the Osage tribe in the US during the 1920s.

Martin previously explained that the delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic actually proved beneficial for the movie as it gave the cast and crew more time to improvements.

The 78-year-old director said: "I feel as we're playing with it now, it's had a layer in, along with the actual main characters, of that sense that everybody is on [the collusion].

"Even the kindly old shopkeepers and that sort of thing. They're in on it just by being there.

"In any event, it's given us time to read more, and do more with costumes, locations, the structure of the buildings, houses, types of rooms."

Scorsese previously confessed that the global health crisis has taken its toll on his creativity.

He said: "This COVID, this pandemic, has stopped a creative process.

"I turned in on myself. Particularly the first couple of months, when we were locked in our houses, it eliminated a lot of distraction."

Killers of the Flower Moon

  • 2023
  • 3h 26min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone

At the turn of the 20th century, oil brought a fortune to the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight. After members of the tribe are found dead, a murder investigation begins, in order to find the culprits.