Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated drama, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” reunites the legendary director with his frequent collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
The first trailer for Killer of the Flower Moon, based on David Grann’s bestselling non-fiction book, offers a glimpse into the riveting story set in 1920s Oklahoma. Explore more.
The plot revolves around a series of brutal murders within the Osage Nation, fueled by the desire for oil rights. As the killings escalate, the newly-formed FBI investigates relentlessly to uncover the truth. Joining DiCaprio and De Niro in the cast are Jesse Plemons and the breakout star from “Certain Women,” Lily Gladstone.
“Killers of the Flower Moon” marks a significant reunion for DiCaprio and De Niro, who last appeared together in Michael Caton-Jones’ 1993 drama, “This Boy’s Life.”
Although they both made cameo appearances in Scorsese’s short film, “The Audition,” this upcoming project is their first feature collaboration in nearly three decades. De Niro has earned multiple Oscar nominations for his remarkable performances in Scorsese’s films, such as “Taxi Driver,” “Cape Fear,” and his victorious turn in “Raging Bull.” DiCaprio, too, has received Oscar recognition for his roles in Scorsese’s “The Aviator” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” This film marks a momentous occasion as all three talents join forces for the first time on a feature-length project.
DiCaprio portrays Ernest Burkhart, the nephew of a powerful local rancher played by De Niro, who finds himself entangled in the web of the Osage Nation murders. Gladstone portrays Burkhart’s Indigenous wife, adding depth and complexity to the narrative.
Plemons takes on the role of Tom White, the lead FBI agent determined to solve the perplexing case. Interestingly, the script was initially written with DiCaprio in mind for the role of the FBI agent, but the actor opted to portray the morally ambiguous Ernest, prompting adjustments to the screenplay.
The trailer introduces DiCaprio’s character, who ominously questions, “There are many, so many, hungry wolves. Can you find the wolves in this picture?” The preview intensifies, offering glimpses of chaos and violence, with blood-curdling screams echoing in the background. Check the latest updates of Fast X Movie.
A striking title card reminds us, “Greed is an animal that hungers for blood.” As the teaser concludes, DiCaprio poses the same haunting question again: “Can you find the wolves in this picture?”
The ensemble cast of “Killers of the Flower Moon” includes Scott Shepherd, Pat Healy, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Louis Cancelmi, Tatanka Means, Michael Abbott Jr., Gary Basaraba, Brendan Fraser, Grammy Award-winning musicians Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson.
It’s worth noting that Scorsese insisted on casting Indigenous actors from the Osage Nation to portray the characters from the community, demonstrating his commitment to authenticity and representation.
Fans eagerly await the release of “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which is set to hit theatres on October 20th and is distributed by Apple and Paramount. With its stellar cast, Scorsese’s masterful direction, and a gripping narrative based on real events, this Western epic promises to captivate audiences and leave an indelible mark on cinematic history.