Killers of the Flower Moon Movie (2023):
Killers of the Flower Moon is an upcoming American Western historical crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, which co-wrote the screenplay with Eric Roth. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, Brendan Fraser, and John Lithgow. It is produced by Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions and DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.
It is based on the best-selling 2017 non-fiction book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann, which is based on the series of 1920s Oklahoma murders in the Osage Nation committed after oil was discovered on tribal land. The film marks the seventh collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio as well as the eleventh collaboration between Scorsese and De Niro.
Principal photography ultimately began on April 19, 2021, with filming taking place in Osage County and Washington County, namely Pawhuska, Fairfax, and Bartlesville. Filming wrapped on October 1, 2021. The film had been originally slated for 2022. Though in July 2022, it was stated that the film wasn’t ready, and was delayed to 2023.
As of now, Killers of the Flower Moon is expected to make its premiere at a film festival in 2023. The $200 million budget is reportedly the largest amount ever spent on a film shot in Oklahoma. The film is distributed digitally by Apple Studios in co-distribution with Paramount Pictures.
Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Information:
|Movie Name||Killers of the Flower Moon|
|Release Date||2023 (Expected)|
|Based on||Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann|
Robert De Niro
|Directed by||Martin Scorsese|
|Screenplay by||Eric Roth|
|Produced by||Leonardo DiCaprio|
Emma Tillinger Koskoff
|Cinematography by||Rodrigo Prieto|
|Edited by||Thelma Schoonmaker|
|Music by||Robbie Robertson|
|Production Companies||Apple Studios|
Appian Way Productions
|Distributed by||Apple TV+|
|Box Office Collection||TBA|
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Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Storyline:
Members of the Osage tribe in northeastern Oklahoma are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major FBI investigation directed by a 29-year-old J. Edgar Hoover and former Texas Ranger Tom White, described by Grann as “an old-style lawman.”
Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Cast and Characters:
- Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart
- Robert De Niro as William Hale
- Jesse Plemons as Tom White
- Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart
- Tantoo Cardinal as Lizzie Q
- Brendan Fraser as W.S. Hamilton
- John Lithgow as Prosecutor Leaward
- Cara Jade Myers as Anna Brown
- JaNae Collins as Reta
- Jillian Dion as Minnie
- William Belleau as Henry Roan
- Louis Cancelmi as Kelsie Morrison
- Jason Isbell as Bill Smith
- Sturgill Simpson as Henry Grammer
- Tatanka Means as John Wren
- Michael Abbott Jr. as Frank Smith
- Pat Healy as John Burger
- Scott Shepherd as Bryan Burkhart
- Gary Basaraba as William J. Burns
- Steve Eastin as Judge Pollock
- Barry Corbin as Undertaker Turton
- Katherine Willis as Myrtle Hale
- Jack White
Interesting Facts About Killers of the Flower Moon Movie:
- On March 10, 2016, Imperative Entertainment won the bidding war to make a film adaptation of David Grann’s nonfiction book Killers of the Flower Moon and paid $5 million; the studio’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas would produce the film.
- Martin Scorsese said that when he read David Grann’s book “Killers of the Flower Moon,” he knew that he had to make it into a movie. Scorsese spent several hours together with Chief Standing Bear to convince the Osage Nation to help with the filming.
- This is the third time De Niro and DiCaprio have appeared in a film together. This is also the first time that Scorsese, De Niro and DiCaprio will have all collaborated together on a feature film.
- In April 2017, it was revealed that Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro were considering involvement in the film, adapted by Eric Roth.
- J.J. Abrams was interested in directing the film adaptation.
- On May 13, De Niro suffered a quadriceps muscle leg injury off-set and returned to New York City for medical attention; production was not delayed, as De Niro’s subsequent scenes would be filmed in June 2021.