‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is an upcoming American Western drama film that is being directed and produced by the legendary Martin Scorsese. The film is based on the book of the same name by David Grann. The film centers on a series of murders that took place in the Osage Nation after oil was discovered on the tribal land.
Development of the film began in early 2016. The film had several pushbacks and delays and finally, in February 2021, Apple TV+ confirmed to produce the film. The film is also being produced by Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions and Leonardo Di Caprio’s Appian Way Productions. Here’s everything you need to know about Killers of the Flower Moon.
Killers of the Flower Moon Release Date
Killers of the Flower Moon premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2023. Fans can now rejoice as an official release date has been confirmed and Killers of the Flower Moon is scheduled for a theatrical release on October 20, 2023. The release date for Apple TV+ is yet to be announced.
What to Expect in Killers of the Flower Moon?
The members of the Osage tribe in northeastern Oklahoma are mysteriously murdered and many believe that the recent oil discovery on their lands has a lot to do with it. This happened in the 1920s, which sparked a major investigation directed by 29-year-old J. Edgar Hoover and former Texas Ranger, Tom White.
Apart from the rest of the plot will be based on the book by David Grann. The film adaption rights to the book was won by Imperative Entertainment, back in 2016. Here’s a look at the rest of the plot based on the book.
It will focus on the investigations of the series of murders of wealthy Osage people that take place in Oklahoma. This happened after big oil deposits were discovered on their lands. The book details the newly formed FBI’s investigations, as well as the trial and conviction of William Hale, the mastermind behind the plot.
Killers of the Flower Moon: Cast
Being a Martin Scorsese film, the cast is obviously filled with Hollywood A-listers and fan favorites, many of whom are Oscar winners. Here’s a look at the official cast of Killers of the Flower Moon.
- Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart
- Robert De Niro as William Hale
- Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart
- Jesse Plemons as Tom White
- Tantoo Cardinal as Lizzie Q
- John Lithgow as Prosecutor Leward
- Brendan Fraser as W.S. Hamilton
- Jason Isbell as Bill Smith
Killers of the Flower Moon: Trailer
Apple TV and Paramount Pictures have released the official trailer for the film. Killers of the Flower Moon is all set to release on October 20, 2023, theatrically, and will be later available on Apple TV+.