Killers of the Flower Moon: The New Scorsese movie info!

Martin Scorsese is embracing a new genre for the first time with his upcoming film, Killers of the Flower Moon. Based on the 2017 nonfiction book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann, the movie tells the story of at least twenty Osage Tribe members who were killed in Oklahoma in the 1920s. Here we discuss Killers of the Flower Moon movie release date, story, cast, trailer, and more.


When is Killers of the Flower Moon going to be released?


The first showing of Killers of the Flower Moon was on May 21, 2023, at the Cannes Film Festival. On October 6, only a small number of theaters will show the historical play. On October 20, 2023, it will be shown in more theaters. Since Apple Original Films made the movie, it will soon be able to be streamed on Apple TV Plus.

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Killers of the Flower Moon: Plot


In Killers of the Flower Moon, the author discusses a plot to kill nearly sixty Osage people from 1921 to 1925. In the last part of the 19th century, the Osage Indian Tribe of Oklahoma was given the right to profit from the huge oil amounts found on the land. Because the Osage people made tens of millions of dollars on their own, their country was thought to be one of the richest in the world. The wealth made the federal government worried enough to select Caucasian guards to “help” handle the money, and it made people in other places who weren’t as rich kill each other out of jealousy.


In 1921, when the body of a rich Osage woman was found in the woods, these bad feelings quickly turned violent. At least sixty rich Osage tribe members had died by 1925. Agent Tom White, who was in charge of the probe for the FBI, found that local cattleman William Hale had made a complicated plan to get control of the Osage oil. Hale even got his nephew Ernest Burkhart to marry Mollie Kile, an Osage woman from the area, to strengthen his claim to the land. It’s probably safe to say that Scorsese will make this story of racism, murder, betrayal, and greed into a dark and suspenseful movie.

Killers of the Flower Moon: Cast 


Ernest Burkhart and Mollie Kyle are played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone, respectively. The movie has an all-star cast, with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, such as Robert De Niro and William Hale, in the roles of the film’s antagonist and protagonist, respectively. Brendan Fraser, an Academy Award winner, also appears in the cast.


Other cast members include Jesse Plemons, Cara Jade Myers, Tantoo Cardinal, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Louis Cancelmi, Tatanka Means, Michael Abbot Jr., Pat Healy, Scott Shepard, Jason Isbell, and Sturgill Simpson.


Is a Killers of the Flower Moon Trailer Available?



On May 18, 2023, Apple TV posted its YouTube account’s first teaser trailer for Killers of the Flower on its YouTube account. The clip preview is just under two minutes long, and Leo DiCaprio narrates it with a Southern accent. He talks about how the Osage tribe came to be. On July 5, 2023, the full clip for Killers of the Flower Moon came out on Apple TV’s YouTube page.


The trailer has a lot more conversation than the previous ones. It shows how Ernest Burkhart and William Hale are planning to steal money from the Osage Nation by killing people.


Is the movie ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ based on a true story?


Yes, the movie is based on the 2017 nonfiction book by writer David Grann with, the same name. “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” became a best-seller in the New York Times and was a finalist for the National Book Award.


Killers of the Flower Moon
Killers of the Flower Moon

In the book, Grann looks into the complicated plan to kill the Osage people because oil was found on their land. He also looks into how the newly formed FBI investigated the murders and how the legal and criminal fight played out in the courts. The official number of Osage people who died is 20, but Grann thinks the real number could be in the hundreds.


Killers of the Flower Moon: Reviews ( In Short)


Based on 64 reviews, “Killers of the Flower Moon” holds a 97% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Manohla Dargis, a film reviewer for the New York Times, said that the movie was “shocking, at times crushingly sorrowful, a true-crime mystery that in its bone-chilling details can make it feel closer to a horror movie.”


David Ehrlich, a film critic for Indie Wire, called the movie “the best performance of Leonardo DiCaprio’s entire career” and praised Scorsese for making “Killers of the Flower Moon” “into the kind of story that he can still tell better than anyone else: A story about greed, corruption, and the mottled soul of a country that was born from the belief that it belonged to anyone callous enough to take it.”


David Rooney of the Hollywood Reporter said the long length “is fully justified in an escalating tragedy that never loosens its grip.” Rooney also liked the script, the direction, the photography, the score, and the acting, especially Gladstone’s.


Peter Bradshaw wrote in The Guardian that the movie was a “epic of creeping, existential horror about the birth of the American century, a macabre tale of quasi-genocidal serial killings.”

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