David Grann’s best-selling book Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI is about one of the most horrible crimes to ever happen on American soil. Now Martin Scorsese is bringing the story to the big screen. Titled Killers of the Flower Moon, the film is set to open in theaters this Fall.
“In 1920s Oklahoma, the Osage Nation were the richest people per capita in the world after oil was discovered under their land. And then they were murdered, one by one. 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.”
The all-star cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons (Antlers), Lily Gladstone (Certain Women, Billions), and Brendan Fraser (The Whale).
Eric Roth penned the film. Scorsese is producing alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, Sikelia Productions’ Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.
The book and film are based on the tragic Osage Indian murders in Oklahoma between 1910 and 1930. More than sixty wealthy Osage Native Americans lost their lives. The motive was greed over mineral rights. The murders ended after William K. Hale, a rich man who referred to himself as “King of the Osage Hills,” was arrested. You can learn more by visiting the official Osage Nation website.
Killer of the Flower Moon will open in select theaters on October 6, 2023, followed by its wide release on October 20, 2023. A release on Apple TV+ will then follow.