All About 'Killers of the Flower Moon'
Martin Scorsese reunites with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro for a 1920s true-crime tale of murder, oil, and the FBI. When the Osage Nation of Oklahoma strikes oil, its people begin to die under mysterious circumstances. De Niro plays wealthy cattle rancher William Hale, who was at the center of the newly-formed FBI's investigation, while DiCaprio plays Hale's nephew, Ernest Burkhart. The pair actually played stepfather and stepson in 1993's 'This Boy's Life, and appeared as themselves in Scorsese's short film, 'The Audition,' where the filmmaker pitted them against each other for a lead role. Joining them in 'Killers of the Flower Moon' are Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart, Ernest's wife, an Osage native, Jesse Plemons as former Texas Ranger Tom White, the lawman on the murder case, plus, Brendan Fraser, John Lithgow, and musicians Jack White, Sturgill Simpson, and Jason Isbell. Speaking of musicians, Scorsese hired longtime collaborator Robbie Robertson of The Band to compose the score. Over the years, Robertson provided his talents on 'The King of Comedy,' 'Casino,' and 'The Irishman.' The $200-million, 3.5-hour epic premieres at the Cannes Film Festival before hitting theaters in October and Apple TV+ after that.