Paramount and Apple have released the full-length trailer for a legendary director Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” starring Leonard DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone in one of the year’s highly anticipated films.
“Killers of the Flower Moon” marks Scorsese’s first narrative feature since the 2019 film “The Irishman.” Apple Original Films has debuted a more in-depth peek at the film.
Based on David Grann’s true-crime saga of the same name, The official synopsis reads: “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… ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal.”
“Killers of the Flower Moon” also stars Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow, Brendan Fraser, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Louis Cancelmi, Tatanka Means, Michael Abbot Jr., Pat Healy, Scott Shepard, Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson.
“Killers of the Flower Moon” was produced alongside Imperative Entertainment, Sikelia Productions and Appian Way. Scorsese is producer along with Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas and Daniel Lupi. Executive producers include Leonardo DiCaprio, Rick Yorn, Adam Sommer, Marianne Bower, Lisa Frechette, John Atwood, Shea Kammer and Niels Juul.
The film world premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, received a pretty positive reviews, Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis added that “Killers of the Flower Moon” was an instant Oscar contender, especially for Lily Gladstone’s “uncompromising portrayal.”
Since 1973’s Mean Streets, the director has found inspiration and collaboration in De Niro. But beginning with 2002’s Gangs of New York, he found another acting partner in DiCaprio. Now, the two are facing off against each other as uncle and nephew in Killers of the Flower Moon.
The Apple Original film will receive a run in IMAX theaters upon its release for October 20, and will subsequently stream on Apple TV+.