Leonardo DiCaprio's Very Expensive Movie Killers Of The Flower Moon Adds Lily Gladstone To Its Cast

Gladstone will play a leading role alongside DiCaprio and Robert De Niro in the film directed by Martin Scorsese.


Martin Scorsese's next big movie, Killers of the Flower Moon, has added another star who will appear alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Deadline is reporting that Lily Gladstone has been hired to play a lead role in the upcoming drama about the true story of the members of Osage Nation who were brutally murdered in the 1920s.

Killers of the Flower Moon is set in 1920s Oklahoma during a time when the Osage Nation Native American tribe found oil under their homeland. After this discovery, high-ranking members of the Native American group were murdered one by one. The story is based on real events and is adapted by Eric Roth from the book by David Grann.

Gladstone--who herself is of Native American heritage and lived on reservations for 11 years--plays Mollie Burkhart, a member of the Osage tribe who is married to Ernest Burkhart (DiCaprio). De Niro, meanwhile, plays a local rancher. Gladstone's breakout role came in the movie Certain Women back in 2016.

According to reports, Scorsese originally brought Killers of the Flower Moon to Netflix--the company that financed his extremely expensive mobster movie The Irishman--but Apple came in with a higher bid. Netflix was reportedly ready to pay $215 million for the film, but Apple made a better offer.

Killers of the Flower Moon is just the latest high-profile movie headed exclusively to Apple TV+. The company also recently announced the Brie Larson series Lessons in Chemistry, while Ridley Scott's Napoleon Bonaparte movie starring Joaquin Phoenix is also set up at Apple. The Will Smith slavery movie Emancipation is also coming to Apple TV+.

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