Apple TV has published the first official trailer for Killers of the Flower Moon, a new film from Martin “Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema” Scorsese that stars two little-known actors by the name of Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. The movie, which appears to be the first feature from Apple Original Films to get a fully fledged theatrical release, is based on David Grann’s book of the same name, which centers around the murder of the Osage, a Midwestern Native American tribe, during the 1920s. Killers of the Flower Moon is heading to theaters following a limited release on October 20, while Apple TV+ subscribers will be able to stream it at a later date.
At the turn of the 20th century, oil brought a fortune to the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight. The wealth of these Native Americans immediately attracted white interlopers, who manipulated, extorted, and stole as much Osage money as they could before resorting to murder. Based on a true story and told through the improbable romance of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone), “Killers of the Flower Moon” is an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal. Also starring Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, John Lithgow, Brendan Fraser, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, and Jillian Dion, Killers of the Flower Moon is directed by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Eric Roth and Scorsese, based on David Grann’s best-selling book.