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Killers of the Flower Moon

October 20, 2023
3hr 26min
Status: released

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Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Details:

Movie NameKillers of the Flower Moon
Based onKillers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Country United States
Language English, Osage
GenreEpic Western crime drama
Release DateMay 20, 2023 (Cannes)
October 20, 2023 (United States)
OTT Release dateDecember 5, 2023
Running Time3hr 26min
Age ratingR
CastLeonardo DiCaprio
Robert De Niro
Lily Gladstone
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Screenplay byEric Roth
Martin Scorsese
Produced byDan Friedkin
Bradley Thomas
Martin Scorsese
Daniel Lupi
Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto
Edited by Thelma Schoonmaker
Music byRobbie Robertson
Production CompanyApple Studios
Imperative Entertainment
Sikelia Productions
Appian Way Productions
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Apple Original Films (through Apple TV+)

Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart, a World War I veteran
  • Robert De Niro as William King Hale, Ernest’s uncle
  • Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart, Ernest’s wife
  • Jesse Plemons as Thomas Bruce White Sr., a BOI agent leading the murder investigation
  • Tantoo Cardinal as Lizzie Q, Mollie’s mother
  • John Lithgow as Peter Leaward, the lead prosecutor in the trials of Hale and Burkhart
  • Brendan Fraser as W. S. Hamilton, Hale’s attorney
  • Cara Jade Myers as Anna, Mollie’s first sister
  • JaNae Collins as Reta, Mollie’s second sister
  • Jillian Dion as Minnie, Mollie’s third sister
  • Jason Isbell as Bill Smith, Minnie’s husband
  • William Belleau as Henry Roan, Mollie’s first husband and close friend and later victim of Hale
  • Louis Cancelmi as Kelsie Morrison, an acquaintance and accomplice of Burkhart and Hale
  • Scott Shepherd as Byron Burkhart, Ernest’s younger brother
  • Brent Langdon as Barney McBride, a white oilman who travels to Washington, D.C. to seek federal help in solving the murders
  • Everett Waller as Paul Red Eagle
  • Talee Redcorn as Non-Hon-Zhin-Ga / Traditional Leader
  • Yancey Red Corn as Chief Bonnicastle
  • Tatanka Means as John Wren, a Native American undercover BOI agent
  • Tommy Schultz as Blackie Thompson
  • Sturgill Simpson as Henry Grammer
  • Ty Mitchell as John Ramsey
  • Gary Basaraba as Burns, a detective
  • Charlie Musselwhite as Alvin Reynolds, an agent
  • Pat Healy as John Burger
  • Steve Witting as Dr. James Shoun
  • Steve Routman as Dr. David Shoun
  • Gene Jones as Pitts Beatty
  • Michael Abbott Jr. as Frank Smith, an agent
  • Jack White as radio show actor
  • Larry Sellers as Non-Hon-Zhin-Ga[d]
  • Barry Corbin as Undertaker Turton
  • Randy Houser as Scott Mathis
  • Pete Yorn as Acie Kirby, explosives expert
  • Katherine Willis as Myrtle Hale
  • Norma Jean as Vera
  • Elden Henson as Duke Burkhart
  • Steve Eastin as Judge John Calvin Pollock
  • Larry Fessenden as radio voice (for Hale)
  • Martin Scorsese as radio show producer
  • Vince Giordano as radio Show Bandleader


At the turn of the 20th century, oil brought a fortune to the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight. The wealth of these Native Americans immediately attracted white interlopers, who manipulated, extorted, and stole as much Osage money as they could before resorting to murder. Based on a true story and told through the improbable romance of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone), “Killers of the Flower Moon” is an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal.

Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$200 million
Opening Day$9.4 million
Opening Weekend$23,253,655 (3,628 theaters)
Domestic Collection$67,670,754
International Collection$89,000,000
Worldwide Collection$156,670,754

About Killers of the Flower Moon Movie:

Killers of the Flower Moon is an American epic western crime drama film directed and produced by Martin Scorsese. Eric Roth and Scorsese based their screenplay on the 2017 non-fiction book by David Grann.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone lead an ensemble cast, also including Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow and Brendan Fraser.

It is the sixth feature film collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio, the tenth between Scorsese and De Niro, the second between Scorsese and both actors overall, and the eleventh and final between Scorsese and composer Robbie Robertson, who died two months prior to the film’s release. The film is dedicated to Robertson.

Development began in March 2016 when Imperative Entertainment won the adaptation rights to the book. Scorsese and DiCaprio were attached to the film in 2017, with production expected to begin in early 2018. Following several pushbacks and delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, production was scheduled to begin in February 2021, with Apple TV+ confirmed to finance and distribute the film alongside Paramount Pictures.

Principal photography ultimately took place between April and October 2021, in Osage and Washington counties, Oklahoma. The film was produced by Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions and DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions, with its $200 million budget reportedly the largest amount ever spent on a film shoot in Oklahoma.

Killers of the Flower Moon premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2023. It was theatrically released in the United States on October 20, 2023, by Paramount Pictures and Apple Original Films. It received critical acclaim, with praise for Scorsese’s direction, screenplay, production values, editing, cinematography, musical score, and cast performances (especially DiCaprio, Gladstone, and De Niro), although the runtime received criticism.

It won Best Film at the National Board of Review and was named one of the top 10 films of 2023 by the American Film Institute. It was also nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, with Gladstone winning Best Actress Motion Picture – Drama, as well as nine British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film.