In April of last year, in the midst of the pandemic, Martin Scorsese was looking for funding for his next film, a film that, like the previous one, had a budget close to 200 million dollars and apparently on Netflix, they were not for the work . In just one month, Apple reached an agreement to produce its new movie Killers of the Flower Moon.
This film would have Leonardo DiCaprio as the main protagonist, but at the moment it was not known who would be the leading actress. According to the publication Variety, Lily Gladstone has been the actress selected for be part of the cast with DiCaprio in the next Martin Scorsese movie, which will premiere on Apple TV +.
In addition to Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone, we also find Robert De Niro in the cast. Lily will play the character Mollie Burkhart, Ernest Burkhart’s wife, a role played by DiCaprio. Robert De Niro will play the role of Ernest’s uncle. Lily Gladstone is an actress born in 1986 known from movies Certain Women (with Laura Dern), for the series Billions and the movie First Crow.
This new film is set in Oklahoma in 1920 and recreates the recently created FBI investigation of a series of murders of Osage Indians, who had granted exploitation rights for oil discovered on their lands. The movie is Based on the novel by David Grann.
At the moment, we do not know what the release date of this new film will be, but when it does, it is most likely that it will go through theaters first, at least in the United States thanks to the agreement that Apple reached with Paramount, in order to opt for the film industry awards, arriving shortly after Apple TV + completely free of charge.
Different sources claim that the budget for this movie is the same as The Irishman, a movie that cost 200 million dollars, a considerable amount, whether Apple or another video streaming service produces it.