Apple TV : Killers of the Flower Moon

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Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated crime drama “Killers of the Flower Moon” has unveiled its first trailer, providing a glimpse into a story of greed and death. Set in the 1920s and based on David Grann’s non-fiction book, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone as a couple caught in the midst of a murder investigation involving the Osage tribe in Oklahoma.

This collaboration marks the seventh time DiCaprio and Scorsese have worked together, and the director spoke highly of DiCaprio’s commitment to his roles. Known for delving into complex and challenging characters, DiCaprio’s performance is expected to bring a sense of clarity and depth to the film. The star-studded cast also includes Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, John Lithgow, and recent Best Actor Oscar winner Brendan Fraser.

Grann’s book, upon which the film is based, sheds light on the disturbing history of white genocide against Native people. The adaptation has been praised for its faithfulness and sensitivity in addressing this timely and important subject matter.

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With a budget of $200 million, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is Apple’s largest investment in a film to date. The tech giant has partnered with Paramount for a wide theatrical release before it premieres on Apple TV+. Scorsese acknowledged the risks involved in both showcasing the film in theaters and tackling such a significant and lengthy story, but expressed his commitment to the project.

DiCaprio, who also serves as a producer, shared the trailer on social media, expressing his pride in the project and his excitement to share it with audiences. The film will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival alongside new works from acclaimed directors Wes Anderson and Jonathan Glazer, before its official release in cinemas on October 6th.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” promises to be a gripping crime drama that tackles a dark chapter in history, brought to life by the masterful collaboration between Scorsese, DiCaprio, and a stellar ensemble cast. Audiences can anticipate an immersive cinematic experience that delves into themes of greed, justice, and the resilience of the human spirit.

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