Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon adds four to cast
As the long-awaited adaptation of David Grann’s iconic novel continues to gear up to go into production later this year, the cast for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon is continuing to expand as Tatanka Means (I Know This Much is True), Michael Abbott Jr. (The Dark and The Wicked), Pat Healy (The Pale Door) and Scott Shepherd (Bridge of Spies) have signed on to star.
Means is set to star as John Wren, Abbott Jr. as Frank Smith and Healy as John Burgers, federal agents who are working with Jesse Plemons’ (i’m thinking of ending things) Tom White to investigate the murders in the Osage Nation, while Shepherd will portray Bryan Burkhart, brother to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Ernest.
The group join an impressive ensemble cast that will be led by DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Robert De Niro (The Irishman), Lily Gladstone (First Cow), Tantoo Cardinal (Wind River), Cara Jade Myers (This Is Us), JaNae Collins (Fukry), Jillian Dion (Legion), William Belleau (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Louis Cancelmi (The Irishman), Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson (The Hunt).
Based on Grann’s acclaimed 2017 novel of the same name, the story is set in 1920s Oklahoma and explores the serial murder of members fo the oil-weathy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that would later come to be known as the Reign of Terror.
Scorsese is directing the project on a script from Oscar winner Eric Roth (Mank) and is producing alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas and Appian Way Productions.
Killers of the Flower Moon marks DiCaprio and Scorsese’s seventh collaboration together after working on multiple Oscar-nominated and winning films including 2002’s Gangs of New York, 2004’s The Aviator, which was DiCaprio’s first Oscar nod with Scorsese, 2006’s The Departed, 2010’s Shutter Island, 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street and the 2015 short film The Audition. It will also be the tenth partnership between the director and De Niro after 1973’s Mean Streets, 1976’s Taxi Driver, 1977’s New York, New York, 1980’s Raging Bull, 1983’s The King of Comedy, 1990’s Goodfellas, 1991’s Cape Fear, 1995’s Casino and 2019’s The Irishman.
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