Lily Gladstone is set to star in Apple Original Films’ Killers of the Flower Moon with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese directing.
Based on David Grann’s praised best-seller and set in 1920s Oklahoma, Killers of the Flower Moon depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.
Gladstone will play Mollie Burkhart, an Osage married to Ernest Burkhart (DiCaprio), who is nephew of a powerful local rancher (De Niro). Scorsese also will produce for Apple Studios and Imperative Entertainment from a screenplay by Eric Roth.
Killers of the Flower Moon joins an expanding offering of anticipated Apple Originals that will be developed and produced by Apple Studios, including Lessons in Chemistry starring and executive produced by Academy Award-winner Brie Larson, and written and executive produced by Academy Award-nominee Susannah Grant; Kitbag, the latest film from esteemed director Ridley Scott and starring Academy Award-winner Joaquin Phoenix; Emancipation, from director Antoine Fuqua and starring and produced by Academy Award-nominee Will Smith.
Last summer, Apple inked a first-look Apple TV+ deal with director Martin Scorsese. The acclaimed filmmaker will base his Sikelia Productions banner at Apple in a multi-year deal for film and television projects that Scorsese will produce and direct for Apple TV+.
MacDailyNews Take: Can’t wait to see Killers of the Flower Moon which should be quite the draw, surpassing the pull of Tom Hanks’ Greyhound even, when it’s released.