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!
Killers of the Flower Moon will be based on the 2017 book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and The Birth of the FBI, and we will discuss this non-fiction book, along with how closely Killers of the Flower Moon will be inspired by it. So, keep reading to find out everything you need to know about one of the most anticipated movies of all time, Killers of the Flower Moon, from its plot to its cast, and much more:
What Is The Plot of Killers of the Flower Moon?
Killers of the Flower Moon tells us the story of the Osage Indian Tribe of Oklahoma and the plot to murder somewhere about sixty members of theirs from the years 1921 to 1925. As we mentioned earlier, the movie will be based on a non-fiction book, which was written by journalist David Grann, making this a tale of true events that took place. It all began when the Osage tribe profited from oil deposits in their land, making them one of the wealthiest nations. This resulted in envy, which then led to murderous violence. As dead bodies of the Osage tribe were discovered, thus began an investigation that would go down in history. The official synopsis of the movie goes as follows:
“Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.”
While this might be the best to summarize Killers of the Flower Moon in two sentences, it is only the tip of the iceberg, as the actual story that will hopefully be explored in the movie is much deeper, and under Martin Scorsese’s direction, we have no doubt that he will tell the tale of racism, loss, murder, greed and law enforcement in his style, making it suspenseful, gritty, and have you glued to your seats.
The Cast of Killers of the Flower Moon
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. The cast combined with Scorsese’s direction is what’s made Killers of the Flower Moon one of the most anticipated movies, ever since it was first announced. 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. Some of DiCaprio’s best work has been with Scorsese, and we have no doubt that Killers of the Flower Moon will be added to that list too. After DiCaprio, we have another Scorsese movie veteran, and it is none other than Robert De Niro, who has previously appeared in movies like Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, and Raging Bull, all Scorsese classics. So far, by the looks of it, Scorsese might be stepping out of his comfort zone when it comes to the genre, but he’s keeping his favorite actors close to his chest.
Joining Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, and rounding up the cast of Killers of the Flower Moon, we have some very talented cast members, including Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, John Lithgow, Lily Gladstone, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, Janae Collins, Jillion Dion, and Jason Isbel amongst others. As we said, Killers of the Flower Moon is set to have an ensemble cast, and if not for the plot, you will definitely watch it for these actors and actresses!
When and Where Can You Watch Killers of the Flower Moon?
We are well aware of the fact that Killers of the Flower Moon is one of the most anticipated movies and has been talked about for a while now. And when we say a while, we mean 2017, the year the non-fiction book was released. Ideally, Killers of the Flower Moon should have been released before The Irishman but unfortunately, that didn’t happen, and production for this movie kept getting delayed, and then the pandemic hit. The budget of the movie kept increasing and more actors and actresses became a part of this movie, and filming finally began in April 2021, a movie that was first talked about in 2017. Needless to say, the fans have been impatient.
Originally, Killers of the Flower Moon was supposed to release towards the end of 2022. Even now, there’s no concrete date, but we can expect the release in May 2023! It will most likely premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and then be widely disturbed on Apple Tv+. There’s no doubt that there is a lot of pressure on this movie, but we have a feeling that it will be worth it!
Is There a Trailer for Killers of the Flower Moon?
Currently, there is no official trailer for Killers of the Flower Moon, 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!
Martin Scorsese + Western + Leonardo DiCaprio + Robert De Niro = A recipe for success! If you don’t believe us, you’ll just have to go ahead and watch Killers of the Flower Moon. Do let us know in the comments when you first heard about this movie and just how long you have been waiting for it!