Leonardo DiCaprio is returning with a new Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon, and its first trailer has just been released.
Based on real-life history, and David Grann's best-selling book detailing that history, the film is set in 1920s Oklahoma during a period known as the Reign of Terror.
The Native American tribe known as the Osage Nation had become very wealthy very quickly due to the discovery of oil on their land, which unfortunately made them targets for fraud, manipulation, intimidation and even murder.
The film looks to specifically focus on the serial murders committed during this time, which were investigated by the FBI.
Alongside DiCaprio, the film stars Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser and John Lithgow. Jack White, of The White Stripes fame, also reportedly has a role in the movie.
The film has been in the works since 2017, just before the book released, when Scorsese and DiCaprio snapped up the rights and decided to direct, star and executive produce, respectively.
Interestingly, at one point in development it looked like Plemons was set to replace DiCaprio as the film's lead, but from the trailer it seems DiCaprio remains the lead whilst Plemons is part of the supporting cast.
Meanwhile, Scorsese has signed on to executive produce a TV adaptation of Gangs of New York, and may actually direct a number of episodes. It is said to tell a different story to the film, which Scorsese directed DiCaprio in, but will focus on the same general time period.
Killers of the Flower Moon is set for a release on Apple TV+ later this year, with a cinematic rollout scheduled for October.
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