It’s been great to see Brendan Fraser return to our screens and one of the actor’s upcoming projects finds him starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon. Although the pair haven’t actually worked together before, their on-set reunion was a special one for Fraser.
While talking to GQBrendan Fraser talked about reuniting with Leonardo DiCaprio on Killers of the Flower Moon decades after their first brief meeting. Fraser had seen a screening of What does Gilbert Grape eat on the Paramount lot and wanted DiCaprio to know how big he was in the movie.
When he was, I think probably everybody, I don’t know, 17, 16 maybe, he did Gilbert Grape. I saw it at Paramount Square. I think I had just been inside School ribbon or something, and I was kind of upset, but I just wanted to tell him, Listen, listen. It was incredible.
When they were reunited on the set of Killers of the Flower Moon, Brendan Fraser said Leonardo DiCaprio remembered their first meeting all those years ago. “He repeated it to me,Fraser said. “He remembered me. He said: You were the only guy who didn’t treat me like a little kid. He gave it to me voluntarily. It was meaningful.Fraser plays a defense attorney in the film, which also stars Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, John Lithgow, Lily Gladstone, Tantoo Cardinal and more.
Based on David Grann’s best-selling crime novel, Killers of the Flower Moon will tell the true mystical tale of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma in the 1920s who became quite wealthy after oil was discovered beneath their land. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed, and the ensuing spiral of conspiracy, greed, and murder became so bad that the FBI had to step in. The film was once expected to be released in time for Oscar season this year, but was pushed back to 2023, with a debut at the Cannes Film Festival a possibility. Brendan Fraser will next be seen in The whalewhich will continue in the cinema December 9.