The Apple TV + Thriller Murderer of the Flower Moon has added four brand new performers to its ranks. According to a press release, Tatanka means (I know so much is true) Michael Abbott Jr. (Loving), Pat Healy (Bad education) and Scott Shepherd (Bridge of Spies) will join Leonardo Dicaprio in the highly anticipated film.
Means, Abbot, Healey and Shepherd join the previously announced cast members DiCaprio. Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone and Jesse Plemons. Directed and produced by Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon is based on the real story behind it David Grann‘s bestselling novel – a 1920s Oklahoma story that focuses on the serial murder of members of the oil-rich Osage who came to be known as “The Reign of Terror”.
Agent will play John Wren and Abbot will play Frank Smith. Healy will play John Burger (a federal agent who works with Jesse White of Jesse Plemons on the murders) and Shepherd will play Bryan Burkhart, brother of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Ernest Burkhart.
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Killers of the Flower Moon has the cast members left and right on its list. Deadline reported this last week William Belleau (The Twilight Saga Eclipse), Louis Cancelmi (The Irishman) and Grammy Winner / Songwriter Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson had joined the project. The film is part of an expanded offering from Apple Originals produced by Apple Studios that includes content such as emancipationfrom the director Antoine Fuqua and with the Oscar nominee Will Smith, The last days of Ptolemy Gray, from Oscar nominees Samuel L. Jackson, Lessons in chemistry, produced with and executive by Oscar winner Brie Larson, and Swan song, a genre-rich film with Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris.
Killers of the Flower Moon is the Scorsese’s first feature film since then The Irishmanand his first with DiCaprio since then The wolf on Wall Street. It seems like another epic endeavor the acclaimed director is prepared for, and one that we should expect to be recognized at in-season awards shows.
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