Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon

(2023)

Coming soon

Apple TV Plus

TBA

Synopsis

When members of the Osage tribe turn up dead in 1920s Oklahoma, the FBI steps in to investigate

In 1920s Oklahoma, members of the Osage tribe are continuously brutally murdered after huge oil reserves are discovered on their land. With little to no help from local law enforcement, eventually the FBI steps in for one of their first ever major investigations. 

Where to watch

Killers of the Flower Moon will be released in theatres in the UK on October 20, 2023, and will be available on Apple TV+ after its run in cinemas.

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What to know

Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio join in Martin Scorsese’s true story adaptation for Paramount and Apple TV

Killers of the Flower Moon is an upcoming American Western crime drama produced by Paramount Pictures and Apple TV+. The film is directed by legendary Hollywood director Martin Scorsese, and adapted into a screenplay by Eric Roth from David Grann’s book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Killers of the Flower Moon tells the true story of several murders that took place in the Native American Osage Nation in Oklahoma in the 1920s. Due to the vast amount of oil found on their tribal land, the community was targeted in what became known as the ‘Reign of Terror’. The FBI eventually took on the investigation as one of the first in their history, although the majority of cases still remain unsolved.

The award-winning ensemble cast includes Robert De Niro as William Hale, the rancher and mastermind behind the murders. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hale’s nephew, Ernest Burkhart. Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, and John Lithgow also star. The film marks the sixth time Scorsese and DiCaprio have collaborated, and the tenth time De Niro and Scorsese have worked together on a film.

For more information on the production, check out everything you need to know about Killers of the Flower Moon.

Production News

  • 2017-04-21
    • Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro all signal interest in starring in a film adaptation of Grann’s book. (Source: Deadline
  • 2019-06-19
    • Paramount Pictures announce they will distribute the film upon release. (Source: Deadline
  • 2019-07-31
    • Scorsese goes to Pawhuska, Oklahoma to meet with the Osage Nation and discuss with Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear how involved they would like to be in the film’s creation. (Source: The Guardian)
  • 2020-04-09
    • When the pandemic halts production and the film goes over budget, Scorsese reaches out to Netflix and Apple TV+ for additional financial backing. (Source: The Wall Street Journal
  • 2020-05-27
    • Apple TV+ announce they will co-finance and co-distribute the film alongside Paramount Pictures. (Source: Deadline
  • 2021-05-19
    • Martin Scorsese confirms that filming has begun. (Source: Collider
  • 2021-05-10
    • The first image is released, showing Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone in full costume while seated at a table. (Source: Collider
  • 2021-08-10
    • John Lithgow and Brendan Fraser both confirm they have roles in the film. (Source: Collider
  • 2022-07-26
    •  The release date is pushed back from November 2022 to an unspecified date in 2023. (Source: Variety
  • 2023-03-27
    • Apple confirm the film will have a limited release on October 6, 2023 in the US before having a wider release October 20, 2023. (Source: Variety)
  • 2023-03-31
    • Killers of the Flower Moon is announced to be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2023. (Source: Festival Cannes)
  • 2023-04-18
    • Martin Scorsese confirms the film's run time will be 3 hours and 26 minutes. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2023-04-27
    • Ahead of the film's premiere at Cannes, Paramount release three new images from the film: one featuring Lily Gladstone and Leonardo di Caprio's characters; one of Lily Gladstone and director Martin Scorsese in discussion; and one of Leonardo di Caprio and Robert de Niro's characters. (Source: EW)
  • 2023-05-18
    • A teaser trailer is released, giving a first glimpse into the tense conflict at the centre of the story. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2023-08-29
    • Deviating from previous plans for a limited theatrical released, Apple Original Plans will now release Killers of the Flower Moon globally in theatres on October 20, 2023. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2023-08-31
    • It is announced that Killers of the Flower Moon will also be screened at the BFI London Film Festival taking place between October 4 and 15. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2023-09-13
    • A new trailer is released, giving more insight into the moral struggle of Leonardo DiCaprio's Ernest Burkhart, as he does his uncle's bidding while knowingly destroying a community he loves. (Source: YouTube)

Genres

Drama, Mystery & Thriller, Crime, History, Western

Runtime

3h 26min

Age rating

15

Production country

United States

Director

Martin Scorsese

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio
Ernest Burkhart
Robert De Niro
William Hale
Lily Gladstone
Mollie Burkhart
Jesse Plemons
Tom White
Tantoo Cardinal
Lizzie Q
John Lithgow
Prosecutor Peter Leaward
Brendan Fraser
W.S. Hamilton
Cara Jade Myers
Anna
JaNae Collins
Rita
Jillian Dion
Minnie
William Belleau
Henry Roan
Louis Cancelmi
Kelsie Morrison
Tatanka Means
John Wren
Michael Abbott Jr.
Agent Frank Smith
Pat Healy
Agent John Burger
Scott Shepherd
Bryan Burkhart
Jason Isbell
Bill Smith
Sturgill Simpson
Henry Grammer
Jack White
Radio Show Actor
Gary Basaraba
William J. Burns
Joshua Close
Horace Burkhart
Barry Corbin
Undertaker Turton
Steve Eastin
Judge Pollock
Katherine Willis
Myrtle 'Myrtie' Hale
Martin Scorsese
Eric Parkinson
Deputy Marshal
Samuel French
CJ Robinson
Nick W. Nicholson
Deputy Dodge
Pete Yorn
Acie Kirby
Larry Sellers
Non-Hon-Zhin-Ga
Ben Hall
Sara's Murderer
Norma Jean
Vera
Larry Fessenden
Joe Chrest
Freeling
Elden Henson
Duke Burkhart
Preston Galli
Young Tom