John Lithgow
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Martin Scorsese-directed Killers of the Flower Moon Adds John Lithgow

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Turner)

Following the most recent addition of Brendan Fraser, Deadline brings word that Oscar-nominated actor John Lithgow has officially signed on to join the all-star cast of Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming film adaptation of David Grann’s crime drama novel, Killers of the Flower Moon. Lithgow is set to portray the role of Prosecutor Leaward.

The acclaimed actor recently starred in HBO drama series Perry Mason, which earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Should he win the award, this would be his sixth Emmy win out of 13 nominations. He will next be seen in TV shows such as The Old Man, and the upcoming revival Dexter: New Blood, where he will reprise his role as the serial killer Arthur Mitchell.

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Killers of the Flower Moon will once again reunite Scorsese with long-time collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro. Joining them are Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, Tantoo Cardinal, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Louis Cancelmi, William Belleau, Tatanka Means, Michael Abbott Jr., Pat Healy, Scott Shepherd, and more.

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Set in 1920s Oklahoma, the plot explores the serial murders of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that would later become known as the Reign of Terror.

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Killers of the Flower Moon is being directed and produced by Scorsese from a screenplay he co-wrote with Eric Roth. It is a production by Apple Studios, Imperative Entertainment, and Appian Way Productions, with Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomes.


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