When you think about Martin Scorsese, you associate him with some of his most popular works like Shutter Island, Taxi Driver, and Goodfellas. You wouldn’t think of a director like him expanding into a new genre after being comfortable and successful in the usual gangster or crime genre with the classic wise guys. However, this time around Martin Scorsese is stepping out of his zone and into one of the most popular and classic movie genres, the Western. Of course, we are talking about Killers of the Flower Moon, so if you thought this movie was going to be the usual Scorsese movie that you’re used to, think again!
#1. Killers Of The Flower Moon Casts
Source: The Movie Database
Killers of the Flower Moon is a Martin Scorsese movie, which means it will be filled to the brim with a-list celebrities and an ensemble cast. It should come as no surprise that Leonardo DiCaprio is going to be a part of the cast, since he has previously collaborated with Scorsese on multiple projects, and all were incredibly successful. After DiCaprio, we have another Scorsese movie veteran, and it is none other than Robert De Niro. Rounding out the film’s IMDB list is Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemmons, John Lithgow, and Brendan Fraser.
Here are additional members of the Killers of the Flower Moon cast:
- Tantoo Cardinal as Lizzie Q
- Cara Jade Myers as Anna Kyle Brown
- JaNae Collins as Rita
- Jillian Dion as Minnie
- William Belleau as Henry Roan
- Louis Cancelmi as Keslie Morrison
- Tatanka Means as John Wren
- Michael Abbott Jr. as Frank Smith
- Pat Healy as John Burger
- Scott Shepherd as Bryan Burkhart
- Jason Isbell as Bill Smith
- Sturgill Simpson as Henry Grammer
#2. Killers Of The Flower Moon Release Date
Source: The Telegraph
Let the countdown for Killers of the Flower Moon officially begin, as the movie is getting a limited release in movie theaters worldwide on October 6 before expanding to more theaters on October 20, per Apple TV.
The first people to get to lay their eyes on the new Scorsese movie are those attending the Cannes 2023 Film Festival in May, as The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Killers of the Flower Moon is going to have its world premiere at the famous film fest.
#3. Killers Of The Flower Moon Distributor
At first, Paramount was on board with the film, but complications arose as the budget skyrocketed to an unsustainable $200 million. Paramount’s insistence on casting Leonardo DiCaprio as the main character Tom White complicated matters further when he chose to take the role of Ernest Burkhart instead. Worried that his absence would make the movie less attractive to audiences, Paramount decided to sell the film to Apple, while still serving as the worldwide distributor. With Apple’s success from CODA’s 2021 Best Picture win, they are now aiming for another Academy Award.
#4. Killers Of The Flower Moon Plot
Source: The Telegraph
Killers of the Flower Moon is based on the best-selling book by David Grann, which tells the story of the plot to murder nearly sixty members of the Osage Indian Tribe in Oklahoma between 1921 and 1925. This was caused by the Osage’s fortune made from the oil deposits found in their land, which made the federal government anxious and caused envy among other communities. Agent Tom White of the FBI was tasked with uncovering the scheme of local cattleman William Hale, who had even convinced his nephew Ernest Burkhart to marry an Osage woman for his own gain. This story of corruption, hatred, and avarice is sure to be a thrilling cinematic experience with Scorsese at the helm.
#5. Killers Of The Flower Moon Trailer
Source: The Telegraph
There is no official trailer for Killers of the Flower Moon currently, but we can expect one in the coming months, and this trailer will probably hit a million views in less than an hour. That’s just how anticipated this movie has been. Hopefully, the trailer will give us a good idea of just how Killers of the Flower Moon will progress and at what capacity each cast member will be around. There are a few concept trailers of Killers of the Flower Moon available on YouTube, and if that’s something you are interested in, we highly recommend it!
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