Martin Scorsese 'Killers of the Flower Moon': Live stream, release date, plot and all about Leonardo DiCaprio-Robert De Niro thriller

The film is based on the novel 'Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and The Birth Of FBI'


                            Martin Scorsese 'Killers of the Flower Moon': Live stream, release date, plot and all about Leonardo DiCaprio-Robert De Niro thriller
The Martin Scorsese thriller drama will feature Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in pivotal roles (Getty Images)

Martin Scorsese is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and whether he watches Marvel movies or not, his popularity continues to soar year after year. The legendary director is now set to keep the viewers at the age of their seats with his latest offering ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro in pivotal roles. However, none of the aforementioned names are playing the lead role.

The lead role in the movie is being played by none other than Jesse Plemons, an actor known for his roles in movies like ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ and ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’.

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The big-budget thriller is set in 1920s Oklahoma and revolves around the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation. The murders sent shockwaves among people and soon came to be known as the Reign of Terror.

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ will be Scorsese’s first film after 2019’s critically-acclaimed ‘The Irishman’. The Oscar-winning filmmaker is finding it difficult to find distributors for his movie in recent years. ‘The Irishman’ could not find any distributor because of its length and Netflix took a chance by taking the rights of the movie. The movie was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and received universal acclaim.

Robert De Niro in a scene from 'The Irishman' (Netflix)

Can ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ achieve the same level of success for Apple? The tech giant would surely be hoping for that.

Release date

There is no confirmed release date as of yet. According to reports, the filming is expected to begin in March 2021, making a 2022 release seem likely. The production was supposed to start last year but could not due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Plot

The movie, based on the novel “Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and The Birth Of FBI” is written by David Grann. The story revolves around the brutal murders of the Osage tribes in the U.S. that led to an FBI investigation.

The official synopsis reads: “The movie takes place in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts a string of brutal murders of Osage Nation Native Americans, which came to be known as the Reign of Terror. As the death toll rose, the newly-created FBI took up the case and unraveled a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history."

Cast

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro poses in the press room during the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. (Getty Images)

De Niro and Scorsese have made nine feature films and one short film together since 1973. They worked together for the first time in the movie ‘Mean Streets’ and collaborated once again in 1976 for the critically acclaimed ‘Taxi Driver’. Since then, the duo has worked on projects like ‘New York, New York’, ‘Raging Bull’, ‘The King of Comedy’, ‘Goodfellas’, ‘Cape Fear’, ‘Casino’, and ‘The Irishman’.

Many of their movies are often ranked among the greatest films of all time.
Apart from working with Scorsese, De Niro has worked in classics like ‘The Godfather Part II’, ‘The Deer Hunter’, ‘Once Upon A Time in America’, ‘The Mission’, and ‘Heat’. On the other hand, he played a pivotal part in recent movies like ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘The Intern’ and ‘Joker’.

He has 2 Academy Awards and 2 Golden Globes, including Cecil B. Demille's award, to his name.

Leonardo Di Caprio

A lot has been written about DiCaprio and his acting skills, but he always shows something different whenever his new movie comes out. Just like De Niro, the ‘Revenant’ star has also worked extensively with Marty. They have collaborated for five feature films and started their journey in 2002 with ‘Gangs of New York’. Two years later, they worked together once again in ‘The Aviator’.

Leonardo DiCaprio speaks onstage during the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. 721359. (Getty Images)

‘The Departed’, ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ are the other projects that they have done in recent years. The duo's films have been nominated for thirty-one Academy Awards, winning nine.

DiCaprio has worked in more than 55 movies and won numerous accolades for his work in the entertainment industry.

Jesse Plemons

Touted as the next big thing in Hollywood, Plemons is slowly and steadily showing the world how good of an artist he really is. He has been a part of the industry since 1998 and made cameo appearances in various TV shows. However, he gained prominence for playing the role of a villain in the blockbuster TV series Breaking Bad’.

Jesse Plemons attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

The actor has worked in various high-end projects like ‘The Master’, ‘Black Mass’, ‘Bridge of Spies’, ‘Fargo’, ‘Vice’ and ‘The Irishman’.

Currently, he can be seen playing Roy Mitchell in the movie ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’.

Lily Gladstone

Born on August 2, 1986, Gladstone is known for her roles in the TV show ‘Billions’ and movie ‘First Cow’. The actress has featured in ‘Winter in the Blood’, ‘Walking Out’ and ‘Room 104’. Gladstone will be playing the role of Mollie Burkhart in the movie ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’.

Actor Lily Gladstone attends the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier on February 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Getty Images)

Creators

Iconic filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be making the movie for Apple. This is Scorsese’s 27th film as a director and has already two more films in the pipeline. Scorsese is a living legend and many aspiring filmmakers follow in his footsteps while making a career in directing. Last year, ‘Parasite’ helmer Bong Joon Ho, while collecting the best director Oscar, also said that Scorsese has been an inspiration for him since his college days.

Martin Scorsese poses for a photo ahead of appearing on stage as part of the 'In Conversation' series of events at BFI Southbank on February 22, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Getty Images)

Scorsese has been nominated ten times for an Academy Award and won the golden statuette for ‘The Departed’.

Trailer

The filming has not begun yet. We will update the story whenever a trailer is available.

Where to watch and how to live stream

The movie is being financed by Apple, so it might be available for streaming on Apple TV+.

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