The upcoming American Western crime drama Killers of the Flower Moon will be directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Eric Roth and Scorsese. Killers of the Flower Moon will be based on the 2017 nonfiction book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.
“Killers of the Flower Moon” is one of Martin Scorsese’s most ambitious movie projects to date. “Flower Moon” is the director’s follow-up to “The Irishman,” which was nominated for 10 Oscars and was his first project with Apple Films.
It’s also Scorsese’s first Western, and it brings him back together with some of his best actors and craft workers. So, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Killers of the Flower Moon, one of the most-anticipated movies of all time, including its plot, its cast, and more:
Killers of The Flower Moon Release Date
Killers of the Flower Moon was supposed to come out sometime in 2022, but ever since The Playlist’s Gregory Ellwood tweeted in April 2022 that the film “might not make it” to the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, rumors have been going around that the release date has been moved to 2023. Since they were done with filming in October 2021.
Most likely, this movie won’t come out until later in the year, during awards season, when the editing is done and the final touches are added. Killers of the Flower Moon is being sold by Apple TV Plus, but it is likely to only be shown in theaters for a while before it comes out on the streaming service.
The Plot of Killers of the Flower Moon
Killers of the Flower Moon tells the story of the Oklahoma Osage Indian Tribe and a plan to kill about sixty of its members from 1921 to 1925. As we said before, the movie will be based on a non-fiction book by journalist David Grann.
This means that the story is based on real events. It all started when oil was found on the land of the Osage tribe. This made them one of the richest nations. This led to jealousy, which then led to violent killings. As Osage tribe members’ bodies were found, an investigation began that would go down in history.
In the 1920s, members of the Osage tribe in the United States are killed under mysterious circumstances. This starts a big F.B.I. investigation that J. Edgar Hoover is involved. Even though this might be the best way, to sum up, Killers of the Flower Moon in two sentences, it is only the tip of the iceberg.
The real story, which we hope will be explored in the movie, is much deeper, and we have no doubt that Martin Scorsese will tell the story of racism, loss, murder, greed, and law enforcement in his style, making it suspenseful, gritty, and have you glued to your seats.
Killers of the Flower Moon’s Cast
Killers of the Flower Moon is a Martin Scorsese movie, which means that it will have a large group of well-known actors. Killers of the Flower Moon has been one of the most anticipated movies ever since it was first announced, thanks to its cast and Scorsese’s direction.
- Tantoo Cardinal as Lizzie Q
- Cara Jade Myers as Anna Kyle Brown
- JaNae Collins as Rita
- Jillian Dion as Minnie
- William Belleau as Henry Roan
- Louis Cancelmi as Keslie Morrison
- Tatanka Means as John Wren
- Michael Abbott Jr. as Frank Smith
- Pat Healy as John Burger
- Scott Shepherd as Bryan Burkhart
- Jason Isbell as Bill Smith
- Sturgill Simpson as Henry Grammer
When and Where Can You Watch Killers of The Flower Moon?
Killers of the Flower Moon is one of the most-anticipated movies and has been talked about for a long time. And by “a while,” we mean 2017, which is when the nonfiction book came out. Killers of the Flower Moon should have come out before The Irishman, but that didn’t happen.
Filming on this movie kept getting pushed back, and then the pandemic happened. Killers of the Flower Moon was originally set to come out near the end of 2022. Even now, there isn’t a set date, but the release is likely to be in May 2023.
Most likely, it will be shown for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival and then get a lot of attention on Apple TV+. There is no doubt that this movie is under a lot of pressure, but we think it will be worth it!
Is There a Trailer for Killers of the Flower Moon?
Killers of the Flower Moon doesn’t have an official trailer yet, but we can expect one in the next few months. This trailer is likely to get a million views in less than an hour. That’s how much this movie has been looked forward to.