What you need to know
- Four more cast members have signed on for Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon.
- William Belleau, Louis Cancelmi, Jason Isbell, and Sturgill Simpson have signed on for roles.
Killers of the Flower Moon, the upcoming original Apple TV+ film from Martin Scorsese, continues to add to its cast list.
As reported by Deadline, William Belleau, Louis Cancelmi, Jason Isbell, and Sturgill Simpson have all signed on for roles in the film.
Belleau will play Henry Roan, an Osage rancher with close ties to DiCaprio's Burkhart family. Cancelmi is Kelsie Morrison, a local hustler and friend of Burkhart. Isbell, who makes his acting debut in the film, plays Bill Smith, an adversary of Ernest Burkhart, while Sturgill Simpson joins as infamous rodeo champion and bootlegger Henry Grammer.
Killers of the Flower Moon will star Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert DeNiro and follow the story of the Osage Murders in the 1920s.
This new film is based on the book Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI, a book about a series of murders of affluent Osage Native Americans in Oklahoma. The film is set in the 1920s and follows the discovery of oil deposits beneath the lands of the aforementioned Native Americans. Deadline notes "the ensuing investigation established the FBI and was a pivotal moment in the evolution of America from its frontier era."
Before premiering exclusively on Apple TV+, the film will see a wide theatrical release. This is not surprising, as Martin Scorsese is known for playing down streaming services.
The deal, which calls for Apple to finance and become the creative studio, gives the movie a hybrid situation and the best of both worlds. The film will get a wide theatrical release through Paramount before it becomes the biggest film title so far on Apple's streaming service. A big priority was for this to be a large scale Western and that was important to Scorsese, DiCaprio, De Niro, and the film's producers Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas at Imperative.
It is currently unclear when Killers of the Flower Moon will debut on Apple TV+. If you want a television that supports Apple TV+ when it does premiere, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV in 2021.
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