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Apple has released the first-ever photos from Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated Western, “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
The pics depict Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone as Ernest and Mollie Burkhart, a white man and an Osage woman who fall in love in Oklahoma during the early 20th century, IndieWire reported.
In the first look, fans see a notably plain-looking DiCaprio, 46, seated aside Gladstone, 34, lit starkly in a dining room.
The couple’s relationship forms the backdrop for “Flower Moon,” which is based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name. The nonfiction work chronicles the Osage Nation murders, in which Native Americans in 1920s Oklahoma were massacred after oil was discovered on their land.
Notably, Gladstone herself is Native American, and grew up on the Blackfeet reservation in Montana.
Starring opposite Gladstone and DiCaprio is a decorated supporting cast that includes Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Cara Jade Myers, Janae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Jason Isbell, Louis Cancelmi, Scott Shepherd, Sturgill Simpson and many others.
Scorsese began filming on “Flower Moon” on April 19 after getting delayed over a year due to COVID-19 concerns.
“We are thrilled to finally start production on ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ in Oklahoma,” “The Irishman” director said in a statement last month regarding the film, which he is producing and directing based on a screenplay by himself and Eric Roth.
“To be able to tell this story on the land where these events took place is incredibly important and critical to allowing us to portray an accurate depiction of the time and people.”
“Flower Moon” is slated for theatrical release by Paramount with funding from Apple (which appears at odds with Scorsese’s highly publicized distaste for streaming services). It currently does not have a release date.
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