Killers of the Flower Moon Release Date, Cast, Plot, And Everything We Know So Far

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The name of film director Martin Scorsese is frequently spoken in the same breath as iconic movies about tough guys and mobsters. However, in his upcoming feature, Killers of the Flower Moon, the director will make his first attempt at the Western genre, which will be a new challenge for him. The film, which is an adaptation of the nonfiction book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI written by journalist David Grann in 2017, relates the story of at least twenty members of the Osage Tribe who were murdered in Oklahoma during the 1920s. The film was released in 2018.

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It wasn’t until 2021 that filming the much-anticipated movie based on Grann’s book got underway, even though the film rights to Grann’s book were sold in 2016, a full year before the book was even published. Martin Scorsese was hired to direct the movie after many other directors indicated an interest in the concept but still needed to officially commit to working on it. The COVID-19 epidemic caused production to be delayed until the middle of 2021, when it was originally scheduled to start in March 2020. This is the information that we currently have regarding the project.


  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart
  • Robert De Niro as William Hale
  • Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart
  • Jesse Plemons as Tom White
  • Tantoo Cardinal as Lizzie Q
  • John Lithgow as Prosecutor Leaward
  • Brendan Fraser as W.S. Hamilton
  • Cara Jade Myers as Anna Kyle Brown
  • Janae Collins as Rita
  • Jillian Dion as Minnie
  • William Belleau as Henry Roan
  • Jason Isbell as Bill Smith
  • Scott Shepherd as Bryan Burkhart
  • Louis Cancelmi as Kelsie Morrison
  • Sturgill Simpson as Henry Grammer
  • Tatanka Means as John Wren
  • Pat Healy as John Burger
  • Michael Abbott Jr. as Frank Smith

What is the Release Date of Killers of the Flower Moon?

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On May 20, 2023, during the 76th Cannes Film Festival, the film Killers of the Flower Moon was shown for the first time anywhere in the world. It is slated to be released by Paramount Pictures in select theaters on October 6, 2023. Then on October 20, 2023, it will be released nationwide throughout the United States. Additionally, an unnamed streaming release is planned for it on Apple TV+ at some point in the future.

Who is the Director of Killers of the Flower Moon?

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Martin Charles Scorsese is a well-known name in the film industry in the United States, having served as a director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. In the era of “New Hollywood,” Martin Scorsese became one of the most prominent figures. He has been honored with many prestigious awards, including the Academy Award, four BAFTA Awards, three Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, and two Directors Guild of America Awards. In 1997, he was presented with the AFI Life Achievement Award. In 1998, he was honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In 2007, the Kennedy Center Honor was bestowed upon him. In 2010, he was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 2012, he was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship. The Library of Congress has deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” five of his films. As a result, those five films have been entered into the National Film Registry.

What is the Plot of Killers of the Flower Moon?

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The novel Killers of the Flower Moon relates the account of a conspiracy that took place from 1921 through 1925 and targeted approximately sixty members of the Osage tribe. In the latter half of the 19th century, the Osage Indian Tribe of Oklahoma was granted the right to benefit from the enormous oil deposits discovered on their land. This occurred in the state of Oklahoma. Because the Osage people could make tens of millions of dollars on their own, their nation was considered one of the world’s wealthiest nations. The affluence caused the federal government to become anxious to the point where it appointed white guardians to “assist” in managing the finances. It caused communities that hadn’t been so fortunate to strike it rich to be filled with deadly envy. And by 1921, these negative attitudes quickly turned to violence when the body of a wealthy Osage woman was uncovered in the woods. This incident took place in 1921. By 1925, the Osage tribe had lost at least sixty more prosperous individuals. The Federal Bureau of Inquiry got involved in the inquiry, and Agent Tom White was in charge of it. White was able to unearth a complex conspiracy being hatched by a local cattleman named William Hale to obtain control of the Osage oil. To strengthen his nephew Ernest Burkhart’s claim to the land, Hale persuaded him to wed Mollie Kile, an Osage native woman. This was done. Under Scorsese’s guidance, it is probably safe to conclude that this tale of racism, murder, betrayal, and money will be transformed into a gritty and dramatic film.

The following is what the Apple storyline summary for the movie reads:

Killers of the Flower Moon is a film set in the 1920s in Oklahoma and shows the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation. This spate of savage atrocities became known as the Reign of Terror, and the film is based on the best-selling book by David Grann. The book has received widespread praise.

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