The cast for the next film from legendary director Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon, continues to fill out, as one more joins the ranks.
Deadline has the report today. It says that Jesse Plemons (Judas and the Black Messiah, the upcoming Antlers) is set to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic) and Robert De Niro (The War With Grandpa). He’ll be playing the role of the lead FBI agent investigating the murders that take place in the film.
Killers of the Flower Moon is set in 1920 in Oklahoma and the newly created Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating murders of wealthy Osage Indians who had been given revenue rights to oil discovered under their lands. The film is based on the non-fiction book written by David Grann.
Alongside DiCaprio and De Niro, Plemons has also joined the film with Lily Gladstone. We reported not too long ago that Gladstone had joined the film, too, taking up the role of Mollie Burkhart.
At the time of publication it remains unknown when the film will actually premiere. However, when it does, it will have a major theatrical run (thanks to a partnership with Paramount) before it debuts on Apple TV+ at some point in the future.
Scorsese is also producing the film, along with directing it. It’s rumored that this film is somewhere in the same budget as his last film, The Irishman, which cost around $200 million to make. If that is indeed the case, it’s one of the biggest films to date for Apple TV+.
Are you looking forward to this one?