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Apple's Killers of the Flower Moon could get enormous theatrical release

Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon
Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon (Image credit: Apple)

Killers of the Flower Moon has been waiting in the wings for a while now but it looks like we finally have an idea of when the picture could make its debut.

According to a new report from Deadline, the Martin Scorcese picture is currently planned to have a worldwide premiere at the Cannes film festival in 2023. In addition to debuting the film at the festival, Apple is reportedly working with Paramount to debut the movie in a major theatrical release.

While the festival and theatrical releases are starting to take form, there is still no indication as to when the picture will actually make its debut on Apple TV+, the company's streaming service.

What is Killers of the Flower Moon about?

Killers of the Flower Moon is based on the bestselling novel (opens in new tab) of the same name and tells the story of a string of serial murders that occurred in Oklahoma in the 1920s that became known as the Reign of Terror.

It has a stacked cast including Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert DeNiro, Brendan Fraser, Lily Gladstone, and more.

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.

It's still unknown when Killers of the Flower Moon will premiere on Apple TV+. If you want to ensure you enjoy it in the best quality when it does, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021 and our review of the Apple TV 4K.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.