"Scorsese’s remarkable epic about the bloody birth of America" -Guardian Film ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
DIRECTED BY OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR MARTIN SCORSESE AND STARRING LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND ROBERT DE NIRO...
A choice duo of iconic actors star in Martin Scorsese’s new film, which was adapted from the bestseller by David Grann (2017). Based on a true story, it recounts a series of unsolved murders committed in the 1920s within the Osage Nation known as the “Reign of Terror.”
Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays the role of Ernest Burkhart, a rancher and nephew of crime boss William Hale, reunites with Martin Scorsese eleven years after his legendary role as a cynical stockbroker in The Wolf of Wall Street (2012). Robert De Niro (William Hale), the instigator of the murders in the film, makes Killers of the Flower Moon his tenth collaboration with the New York director since Mean Streets (1973).
American actress Lily Gladstone plays Molly, Ernest’s Osage wife, the first to be affected by the consequences of the discovery of oil deposits under her ancestral lands. Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog) rounds out this all-star cast in the role of an FBI agent tasked to investigate the murders within the American Indian tribe.
The adaptation of the book for the film was done by Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Eric Roth, who has worked on other successful films such as The Nickel Ride by Robert Mulligan, in Competition in 1974, Forrest Gump (1994), Munich (2006) and more recently Dune (2020).