Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It certainly is for me, anyway. Apple obviously has very high awards season hopes for it, as they should, but the cost wasn’t cheap. We knew there would be a theatrical release, at least a limited one, before heading to Apple TV+. But now Apple has decided to jump in with both feet and give the film a worldwide theatrical rollout.
Apple will team up with Paramount for a global theatrical release of Killers of the Flower Moon on October 20th. It’s unclear how long they’ll keep the film out there, but with a budget somewhere in the $200M range, making some of that money back is definitely on the agenda. Suffice it to say, I don’t think this will be a one-week window like Netflix often does.
To coincide with the news, Apple has also dropped a pair of new posters featuring stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone who is having one Hell of a 2023.
Here’s the synopsis: 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