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Martin Scorsese Movie Killers Of The Flower Moon Runtime Revealed, And It's Very Long

3 hours and 26 minutes.


The runtime for Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese's next movie, the highly anticipated historical drama Killers of the Flower Moon, has been confirmed.

Deadline reports that the final run time is 3 hours and 26 minutes. The movie opens at Cannes Film Festival in May before premiering in theaters in October and later streaming on Apple TV+. It is Scorsese's second-longest movie ever, just under the 3 hours and 29 minutes of The Irishman, according to ScreenRant.

Gladstone and DiCaprio in a scene from Killers of the Flower Moon
Gladstone and DiCaprio in a scene from Killers of the Flower Moon

There has been a good amount of speculation around the movie's runtime, but Deadline says it has the final word on the matter. The movie adapts David Grann's celebrated 2017 book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

The movie tells the story of the Reign of Terror in the 1920s when members of the Osage Nation were murdered one by one after huge deposits of oil were discovered under their land in Oklahoma. It also digs into the formation of the modern-day FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, which was established to solve the case. The movie changed significantly over the course of its production due to the input of local Osage Nation members, star Lily Gladstone says.

"It's a different movie than the one [Scorsese] walked in to make almost entirely because of what the community had to say about how it was being made and what was being portrayed," Gladstone said.

Killers of the Flower Moon stars Leonardo as Ernest Burkhart, Robert De Niro as William Hale, Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart, and Jesse Plemons as Tom White. The film also features John Lithgow, Brendan Fraser, Scott Shepherd, William Belleau, and the singers Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell.

It's Scorsese's first movie since 2019's The Irishman for Netflix. No trailers have been released yet, but you can learn more about the history in the PBS video above.

Killers of the Flower Moon comes to theaters with a limited release on October 6 before going wide on October 20. The streaming version for Apple TV+ will follow after that.

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