Martin Scorsese’s new film Killers of the Flower Moon has brought the audience to one conclusion already – it isn’t going to present actor Leonardo DiCaprio like anything we’ve seen before. The first look of DiCaprio from the upcoming crime-drama was released by Apply TV on Monday, leaving fans curious and intrigued, all at once.
The still shared by the Apply TV’s official Instagram handle also shows actor Lily Gladstone sitting at a dining table with DiCaprio, gazing at him earnestly, as DiCaprio is unmoved by her interest, lost in his own thoughts.
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Killers of the Flower Moon is based on the book (2017) of the same name by David Grann. The film revolves around the investigation of a series of murders and killings of wealthy Osage people in Osage County, Oklahoma in early 1920s, after oil was discovered on their land.
While Lily Gladstone plays Mollie Burkhart, an Osage woman and heir to one such fortune, Leonardo DiCaprio dons the role of a white man Ernest Burkhart, nephew of powerful rancher William Hale (Robert De Niro), who wants to acquire his side of Oklahoma.
The first image itself suggests that even as Lily’s Mollie Burkhart cannot admire DiCaprio’s Ernest Burkhart enough, she is presumably unaware of the latter’s plan. The couple’s relationship, who fall in love in Oklahoma, forms the backdrop of the movie.
Killers of the Flower Moon is the sixth collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. They previously worked together in Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street.
The movie also stars Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Janae Collins, Jillian Dion, Louis Cancelmi, William Belleau, Cara Jade Myers, Jason Isbell, Scott Shepherd, Sturgill Simpson and others. Native American actor Lily Gladstone is known for movies like Winter in the Blood, Certain Women, and more recently First Cow.
Killers of the Flower Moon went on floors on April 19 after getting delayed for months due to the spread of the coronavirus.