One of the most anticipated films of the next year or so is Martin Scorsese’s latest project. His long-gestating adaptation of the book Killers of the Flower Moon is gearing up to shoot, and some casting news has been released. In addition to the already cast Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, we now know that Lily Gladstone is a part of the movie. Best known for parts in Certain Women and First Cow, Gladstone has a plum part opposite De Niro and DiCaprio. Shooting hasn’t quite begun yet, so don’t expect the flick until likely late in 2022, but this is about as high profile and eventual Oscar player as there is.
Here’s some of Variety‘s story on the casting:
Lily Gladstone is set to star in Martin Scorsese’s next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
Based on David Grann’s best-selling book, the Apple Original Film adaptation 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. The Osage Nation, who were the richest people per capita in the world, were killed one by one after oil was discovered on their land. 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.
Gladstone, a descendant of the Blackfeet and Nez Perce tribes, will play the role of Mollie Burkhart, an Osage married to Ernest Burkhart, who is nephew of a powerful local rancher. As previously announced, Leonardo DiCaprio will portray Burkhart and Robert De Niro will play his uncle in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
The film, which reportedly cost around $200 million to produce, does not have a release date.
Stay tuned for more on Killers of the Flower Moon…