Apple Studios dropped Wednesday a slightly longer preview for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ ahead of the film’s fall theatrical debut. Its first teaser trailer for Martin Scorsese’s 1920s drama had been launched in May ahead of the movie’s world premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France. In the new trailer, fans were given more insight into the romance and conflict of the film.
The new trailer for Killers of the Flower Moon is almost two and a half minutes, unveiling a violent tale about murders and mayhem in Oklahoma’s Osage Nation during the 1920s after oil was found on tribal land.
The new trailer for Killers of the Flower Moon gave insights into interactions between the characters played by Oscar winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, Academy Award nominee Jesse Plemons and Native American actor Lily Gladstone, who is earning Oscar buzz for her performance. Along with the trailer debut, Apple announced plans to give the Scorsese epic an IMAX run when it arrives in movie theaters in October.
Is Killers Of The Flower Moon A True Story?
Yes, it’s based on a true story. The movie is an adaptation of journalist David Grann’s 2017 nonfiction book that has the same name. In the book, which became a New York Times best-seller, National Book Award finalist, and titled, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,’ Gran probed the complex plot that unfolded to eliminate the Osage people linked to the oil deposits found on their land, the eventual legal and criminal battle that played out in the court as well as the newly-formed FBI’s investigation of the murders. Officially, 20 Osage victims were killed, though Grann suspects the actual number could be about hundreds.
Cast Of Killers Of Flower Moon?
The Killers of the Flower Moon cast is full of Oscar winners, including Leonardo DiCaprio. He stars as Ernest Burkhart, an Oklahoma man who tied the knot with Mollie [Lily Gladstone], a member of a wealthy Osage family. Robert De Niro stars as William Hale while Jesse Plemons plays a former Texas Ranger Tom White sent to investigate the killings. Brendan Fraser, who recently just won his first Academy Award for his performance in ‘The Whale’ also has a role in the film as Hale’s corrupt attorney.
Other casts include Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Louis Cancelmi, Tatanka Means, Michael Abbott Jr., Pat Healy, Scott Shepard, Jason Isbell, and Sturgill Simpson. In May, DiCaprio spoke to Deadline about the complexities of the film’s story. “Ernest and Mollie really represented how twisted and complex some of this stuff was, culturally,” he said.
DiCaprio added, “A lot of Osage women were marrying White men who really came to prey on them, to take over their headrights and seize their oil money. And yet, at the same time, what struck me was one scene in the initial draft we had, the real testimony of Ernest and Mollie. They still loved each other. That was the twisted complexity of what made this a truly dark American story.”
Killers Of The Moon Review At Cannes Film Festival?
The film premiered on May 20th at Cannes, where it drew a standing ovation. It also drew chorus cheers for Scorsese, who at 80 is premiering his first film at Cannes since 1985’s After Hours.
Release Date For The Scorsese’s Film?
It is scheduled for release on October 6 in selected theaters ahead of an October 20 wide release. Reportedly, it will stream on Apple+, although a specific date hasn’t been made public.
Reviews On Killers Of The Flower Moon?
Critics have so far been loving it. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 97% approval rating based on over 60 reviews. For IndieWire film critic David Ehrlich, called the film the best performance of Leonardo DiCaprio’s entire career and praised Scorsese for turning the film into the kind of story he can still tell better than anyone else: ‘A story about greed, corruption, and the mottled soul of a country that was born from the belief that it belonged to anyone callous enough to take it.’
New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis called the film “shocking, at times crushingly sorrowful, a true-crime mystery that in its bone-chilling details can make it feel closer to a horror movie.” In The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw called the movie an “epic of creeping, existential horror about the birth of the American century, a macabre tale of quasi-genocidal serial killings.” David Rooney of the Hollywood Reporter wrote the lengthy runtime “is fully justified in an escalating tragedy that never loosens its grip.”
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