- Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s latest collaboration tells the story of a series of murders that plagued Osage County in the 1920s.
- The AppleTV+ project was rumored to premiere in 2022.
- But Killers of the Flower Moon was still left without a premiere date following Apple’s big movie announcement.
Leonardo DiCaprio is collaborating once again with director Martin Scorsese for the new movie Killers of the Flower Moon. Filming in Oklahoma was completed last year, and the expectation is that it will hit AppleTV+ sometime in 2022. But the movie was left without a premiere date following Apple’s latest round of big announcements.
Apple’s latest announcement left out Leonardo DiCaprio’s new film with Martin Scorsese
Apple recently unveiled its upcoming movie slate and shared a few premiere dates. Per Deadline, Sundance Dramatic Audience Award winner Cha Cha Real Smooth will premiere globally on June 17. And the animated feature Luck starring Jane Fonda and Whoopi Goldberg will premiere on August 5.
The release details were a bit more vague for Raymond & Ray starring Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke, as well as The Greatest Beer Run Ever starring Zac Efron and Russell Crowe. Those projects will premiere “in the fall.” Toward the end of the year, the holiday film Spirited starring Ryan Reynold and Will Ferrell will premiere, along with Emancipation starring Will Smith
These are just a fraction of the numerous films revealed to be coming in 2022 to AppleTV+. There are also a number of projects under the Apple Films banner currently in development with A-listers attached. But what the streamer didn’t share was the premiere date for Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon starring DiCaprio.
Filming for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ took place in the spring of 2021
Scorsese is tackling the western genre for the first time in this latest collab with DiCaprio. Production officially began in April 2021 and ran all the way through the summer. The shoot required turning the town of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, into a film set recreating the area in the 1920s.
The movie is based on David Grann’s non-fiction book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.
The story focuses on the investigation of a series of murders that plagued the Osage people in Osage County, Oklahoma after oil was discovered on their land.
The expectation is that the film will include the perspective of the newly-formed FBI during their investigation. But it will also include the perspective of the Osage Nation. And how they dealt with the battle for their land.
Leonardo DiCaprio leads a star-studded cast
In addition to DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon also stars another frequent Scorsese collaborator, Robert Deniro. He stars as William Hale, a powerful rancher who becomes the FBI’s lead suspect during their investigation. DiCaprio plays Ernest Burkhart. William’s morally conflicted nephew who is married to an Osage woman named Mollie, played by Lily Gladstone.
Other cast members include Brendan Fraser, who was a last-minute addition as lawyer WS Hamilton. Jesse Plemmons — who worked with Scorsese on The Irishman — has a big role as lead FBI agent Tom White.
The supporting players are Scott Shepherd, Pat Healy, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Louis Cancelmi, Tatanka Means, Michael Abbott Jr., Gary Basaraba. Along with Grammy Award-winning musicians Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson. Scorsese required indigenous actors cast as members of the Osage Nation.