After a massive reception at the Cannes Film Festival, Martin Scorsese Moonflower Killers has gotten its first full trailer from Apple.
Scorsese reteams with frequent collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro in the historical drama starring Lily Gladstone and Jesse Plemons.
Eric Roth and Scorsese adapted the script from David Grann’s book Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, which tells the story of the Osage Murders which saw Native Americans murdered for access to their wealth and oil-rich land. The film tells the story of the murders and the subsequent government investigation through the romance of Ernest Burkhart (DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Gladstone).
Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow, Brendan Fraser, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Louis Cancelmi, Tatanka Means, Michael Abbot Jr., Pat Healy, Scott Shepard, Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson complete the cast.
“The three-and-a-half hour running time is fully justified in a tragedy that escalates and never lets up: a sordid illustration of historical erasure with echoes of today’s bitterly divisive political shrewdness,” it reads. the hollywood reporter Review of the film in Cannes.
I knew it when I heard what [the Osage] values have to do with love, respect and love for the land, and I am not referring to turning this into a political issue; I’m really talking about how living on this planet refocused me every time I heard it,” Scorsese said at the festival.
Moonflower Killers will receive a limited theatrical release in IMAX theaters on October 6, with a wide release on October 20 before streaming globally on Apple TV+.