Robert De Niro seriously injured on set of new movie

Robert De Niro seriously injured on set of new movie

Robert De Niro is recovering after suffering a serious injury while filming.

De Niro, 77, hurt one of his quad muscles while on the set of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon in Oklahoma.

“I tore my quad somehow … [It was] just a simple stepping over something and I just went down,” De Niro said in an interview with IndieWire. “The pain was excruciating and now I have to get it fixed. But it happens, especially when you get older; you have to be prepared for unexpected things.”

Luckily, the actor clarified that his injury was “manageable”.

De Niro went on to describe his role in the Scorcese film as a “sedentary” one.

“I don’t move around a lot, thank god. So we’ll manage,” he said.

According to People magazine, De Niro returned to New York to receive medical treatment for the injury on Thursday.

A representative for the actor reportedly told the magazine De Niro’s departure “will not affect production as he was not scheduled to film again for another three weeks.”

De Niro will play cattleman William Hale alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, who will play Ernest Burkhart, Hale’s nephew.

The movie, set in 1920s Oklahoma, is currently being produced by AppleTV+. 

Based on the nonfiction book written by journalist David Grann, the film will dive into the serial murders of the Osage Nation that sparked a “major investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover”, according to IMDb.

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