Longtime collaborators Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are bringing a true story of survival to the big screen, with Scorsese behind the lens and DiCaprio set to star.

US entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter says that the duo will team up with Apple Original Films to "tackle an adaptation of the upcoming David Grann non-fiction book, The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder", which is due to be published next April.

Scorsese and DiCaprio recently completed work on another Grann adaptation for Apple Original Films, the true-crime story Killers of the Flower Moon.

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They have also worked together on the films Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street.

A release date for Killers of the Flower Moon has yet to be announced.

The synopsis of Grann's book The Wager reads: "On January 28, 1742, a ramshackle vessel of patched-together wood and cloth washed up on the coast of Brazil. Inside were thirty emaciated men, barely alive, and they had an extraordinary tale to tell.

"They were survivors of His Majesty's Ship the Wager, a British vessel that had left England in 1740 on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain.

"While the Wager had been chasing a Spanish treasure-filled galleon known as 'the prize of all the oceans', it had wrecked on a desolate island off the coast of Patagonia.

"The men, after being marooned for months and facing starvation, built the flimsy craft and sailed for more than a hundred days, traversing 2500 miles of storm-wracked seas. They were greeted as heroes.

"But then... six months later, another, even more decrepit craft landed on the coast of Chile. This boat contained just three castaways, and they told a very different story. The thirty sailors who landed in Brazil were not heroes - they were mutineers.

"The first group responded with countercharges of their own, of a tyrannical and murderous senior officer and his henchmen.

"It became clear that while stranded on the island the crew had fallen into anarchy, with warring factions fighting for dominion over the barren wilderness.

"As accusations of treachery and murder flew, the Admiralty convened a court martial to determine who was telling the truth. The stakes were life-and-death - for whomever the court found guilty could hang."

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