Casting for Martin Scorsese’s next film continues, with Jesse Plemons joining Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone and Robert De Niro in the movie.
Following his successful 2019 collaboration with Netflix on The Irishman, streaming companies continue to fund Martin Scorsese’s lavish dramas, even though he’s prone to the odd comment criticising them for destroying cinema as an art form.
This time, Apple is working with the filmmaker on Killers Of The Flower Moon, a period drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone and Robert De Niro. More casting news has emerged for the project too, with the announcement that Jesse Plemons will be joining the ensemble.
Of particular note is the news that Plemons will be taking the lead in the film, and that DiCaprio’s role has reportedly been changed to a supporting part.
Since first appearing on TV shows such as Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad, Plemons has proved himself more than adept with each successive step of his career. He had a smaller role working with Scorsese in 2019’s The Irishman, but this marks one of his first leads, although he shared the billing for last years I’m Thinking Of Ending Things for Netflix with Jessie Buckley.
Reports are also suggesting that Plemons turned down a leading role in Jordan Peele’s as yet untitled project to work once more with Scorsese.
The plot for Killers Of The Flower Moon? It ‘takes place in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts a string of brutal murders of Osage Nation Native Americans, which came to be known as the Reign of Terror. The Osage Nation, who were the richest people per capita in the world, were killed one by one after oil was discovered on their land. As the death toll rose, the newly-created FBI took up the case and unraveled a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.’
Killers Of The Flower Moon has an expected budget of $200m and as yet, no release date has been set. We’re expecting more interesting casting announcements to follow and will keep you updated as we hear more.
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