Robert De Niro was reportedly injured while in Oklahoma (Picture: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Robert De Niro has been injured while filming for Killers of the Flower Moon in Oklahoma according to reports. 

The actor, 77, was not on set of the Martin Scorsese movie at the time of his injury, according to TMZ, but has reportedly had to return home to New York after hurting his leg. 

Production sources told the site that Robert’s scenes had already been shot so his injury will not cause any delays to filming, with the actor reportedly having planned to go home for a few weeks before the injury happened. 

Robert is said to have flown back from Oklahoma on Thursday and is reportedly planning to see a doctor on Friday, with the extent of his leg injury unclear and it is unknown whether he has anything more to shoot once he is healed. 

A representative for Robert told Fox News the actor ‘was always scheduled to leave for New York for two weeks so his leg injury [has] nothing to do with the production schedule.’

Killers of the Flower Moon is an Apple Original film based on the non-fiction book by David Grann about a series of mysterious murders in Oklahoma in the 1920s of the Osage tribe, which sparked a major FBI investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.

It will be Martin’s first Western and his most expensive project to date with the movie reportedly having a budget of around $200million (£142million) and a seven-month shooting schedule planned, which began in April 2021. 

As well as Robert starring as rancher William Hale, the cast also includes Leonardo DiCaprio as his nephew Ernest Burkhart as well as Jesse Plemons and Lily Gladstone. 

Metro, has reached out to reps for Robert De Niro for comment. 

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