Killers of the Flower Moon received a rapturous reception at the Cannes Film Festival and has gone on to receive early critical acclaim. Why we have to wait until October 20 for a widespread release is extremally frustrating, but in the meantime Apple Original Films have released a new trailer.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Ernest Burkhart. Set in the 1920s, the film focuses on the FBI’s investigation into the Osage tribe murders in Oklahoma.
The new trailer gives us a much more detailed look at the corruption & murder that plagued the Osage tribe. And for the first time we see a closer look at Robert De Niro’s role.
Eric Roth and Scorsese adapted the screenplay from book Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.
In the 1920s, the Osage tribe became extremely wealthy after oil was discovered on their land. They earnt more than $30 million in annual revenue at the peak of the boom.
William K. Hale, Ernest Burkhart’s Uncle encouraged him to marry Osage member Mollie Kyle. The murders went beyond the one family, with estimates that 24 Osage Indians died in violent or suspicious deaths throughout the early 1920s. At the time it being called a ‘reign of terror.’
The official synopsis reads: “At the turn of the 20th century, oil brought a fortune to the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight. The wealth of these Native Americans immediately attracted white interlopers, who manipulated, extorted, and stole as much Osage money as they could before resorting to murder. Based on a true story ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal.”
Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon
Robert De Niro in Killers of the Flower Moon
Supporting Cast & Cinematography
Watch The New Trailer
Killers of the Flower Moon will be out in October you can watch the new trailer below.