‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ Trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio Is In The Middle Of A Deadly Oil Conspiracy

We’re still three months away from the release of Martin Scorsese’s anticipated Killers of the Flower Moon, a film that had been in the works a long time before everything came together. Now with glowing reviews coming out of Cannes, the only question is whether they’ll be enough to keep the momentum going until October and a likely spot as an awards season favorite. All signs point to “yes”.

Scorsese reunites with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, joined by recent Oscar winner Brendan Fraser and current “it” girl Lily Gladstone in the adaptation of David Grann’s non-fiction book. The story centers on the murders of the wealthy Osage Nation in the 1920s over the oil rights discovered on their tribal lands. Conspiracy surrounded the killings, and the expansive investigation was a test for the newly-formed FBI under J. Edgar Hoover.

Also in the cast are Jesse Plemons, John Lithgow, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, and Jillian Dion.

Killers of the Flower Moon opens in select theaters on October 6th, followed by wide release on October 20th.

At the turn of the 20th century, oil brought a fortune to the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight. The wealth of these Native Americans immediately attracted white interlopers, who manipulated, extorted, and stole as much Osage money as they could before resorting to murder. Based on a true story and told through the improbable romance of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone), “Killers of the Flower Moon” is an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal.