Killers Of The Flower Moon trailer sees Leonardo DiCaprio return to the big screen

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18 May 2023, 14:30

Killers Of The Flower Moon

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The highly anticipated first trailer for Killer Of The Flower Moon has finally been released, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film in based on the harrowing true story of the ‘reign of terror’ that left two dozen Native Americans dead.

Set in the 1920s, movie will centre on the FBI’s investigation into the murders after the Osage tribe became millionaires overnight after oil was discovered beneath their land. This, of course, attracted a lot of attention- and not the good kind.

In the new trailer, we’re introduced to Ernest Burkhart (DiCaprio) who arrives in Oklahoma where the indigenous Osage people reside as he investigates the murders of several members of the tribe.

De Niro also stars as Burkhart’s uncle, rancher William Hale, who encourages him to marry Lily Gladstone’s Mollie Burkhart, a member of the tribe, in order to tap into their newfound wealth.

As previously mentioned, Oscar-winning director Scorsese will be at the helm of the film with DiCaprio also serving as executive producer. The cast also includes Jesse Plemons, John Lithgow and Oscar winner Brendan Fraser.

Gladstone previously shared a picture of the real-life Mollie Burkhart to Instagram to talk about how grateful she was to be telling such an important story.

In the caption, she wrote: “I consider it a true gift and great responsibility to be trusted with Mollie Burkhart, and will hold her preciously with both arms, close to my heart.

“My most profound thanks to Osage Nation, it is a remarkable gift to be welcomed by you, and to be able to tell this story.”

While Killers of The Flower Moon is an Apple TV+ film, it will also get a run in the cinema from 6th October.