“Killers Of The Flower Moon” – Everything You Need to Know

After “Barbenheimer” took the nation by storm, anticipation is building around Martin Scorsese’s return with “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Adapted from David Grann’s compelling book, the film delves deep into a dark chapter of American history, shedding light on the murder of the Osage nation members in Oklahoma during the early 20th century.

Release Date

After several delays, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is set to premiere in select theaters on October 6, 2023, with a wider US release on October 20, 2023. The film will also be available in IMAX. Following a successful showing at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in May 2023, the film will eventually be accessible on AppleTV+ after its theatrical run.

Plot Insights

Scorsese’s adaptation dives into the mysterious killings of Osage people in the 1920s after discovering large oil deposits on their land. The focus shifts from the birth of the FBI to centering on the sinister plot led by affluent rancher William “King” Hale. The story also intertwines with the unlikely romance of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle.

Cast Details

Starring in lead roles are Robert De Niro (William Hale) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Ernest Burkhart). Supporting actors include Lily Gladstone (Mollie Kyle), Jesse Plemons (Tom White), Tantoo Cardinal (Lizzie Q), John Lithgow, and Brendan Fraser. Indigenous actresses like Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, and Jillian Dion also play vital roles.

Director’s Vision

Internationally acclaimed director, Martin Scorsese, once again showcases his artistry in “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Committed to authentically portraying the Osage tribe’s narrative, Scorsese engaged closely with their descendants, earning praise for his thoroughness and respect.

The Team Behind The Scenes

Eric Roth, known for “Forrest Gump” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” collaborated with Scorsese on the screenplay. Production companies involved include Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions, and Imperative Entertainment.


Apple released two trailers in 2023. The first teaser in May set a haunting tone, followed by a more detailed theatrical trailer in July, delving deeper into the plot and characters.

Official Trailer 1

Official Trailer 2

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Film Rating

The MPA assigned an R rating to “Killers of the Flower Moon” due to its violent content, grisly images, and language, reflecting the disturbing events of this historical account.

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