Martin Scorsese reunites with longtime muses Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro within the first trailer for Apple’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” the upcoming Western epic based mostly on David Grann’s 2017 best-selling non-fiction guide “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.” Set in Nineteen Twenties Oklahoma, the drama focuses on a collection of Osage Nation murders over oil rights and the newly-formed FBI’s investigation into the killings. The supporting forged consists of Jesse Plemons and “Certain Women” breakout Lily Gladstone.
For DiCaprio and De Niro, “Flower Moon” marks the primary time the Oscar winners have labored collectively in a function since Michael Caton-Jones’ 1993 drama “This Boy’s Life.” Both actors performed fictionalized variations of themselves in Scorsese’s brief movie “The Audition.” De Niro earned Oscar nominations for finest actor by starring in Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver,” “Cape Fear” and “Raging Bull,” profitable for the latter. DiCaprio was Oscar-nominated for Scorsese’s “The Aviator” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” “Flower Moon” will mark the primary time all three collaborators have labored collectively on a function.
DiCaprio stars in “Flower Moon” as Ernest Burkhart, the nephew of a strong native rancher (De Niro) who turns into intertwined within the Osage Nation murders. Burkhart is married to an Indigenous girl, performed by Gladstone. Plemons stars as Tom White, the lead FBI agent investigating the murders. “Flower Moon” was initially conceived for DiCaprio to play the FBI agent, however the actor reconfigured the script after deciding to modify roles to the extra morally-ambiguous Ernest.
The clip introduces DiCaprio’s character, who says in an ominous voiceover: “There are many, so many, hungry wolves. Can you find the wolves in this picture?” As the trailer intensifies, glimpses flash by of DiCaprio, De Niro and Gladstone in scenes of chaos and violence as blood-curdling screams ring out within the background. “Greed is an animal,” the trailer’s title card reads, “that hungers for blood.” Before the teaser ends, DiCaprio as soon as once more asks: “Can you find the wolves in this picture?”
The full “Flower Moon” ensemble consists of Scott Shepherd, Pat Healy, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Louis Cancelmi, Tatanka Means, Michael Abbott Jr., Gary Basaraba, Brendan Fraser and Grammy Award-winning musicians Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson. Scorsese was adamant about casting Indigenous actors as members of the Osage Nation in his movie.
Apple and Paramount will launch “Killers of the Flower Moon” in theaters on Oct. 20. Watch the primary official trailer for the film within the video beneath.