Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio will surprise fans in the next film, “Flowers of the Killer Moon,” with an entirely different character.
Leonardo DiCaprio and filmmaker Martin Scorsese have reunited for the upcoming film Killers of the Flower Moon, based on the nonfiction book authored by David Grann in 2017.
In the adaptation, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Ernest Burkhart, the husband of Lily Gladstone’s character, Mollie Kyle. Robert De Niro will play William K. Hale, Ernest’s uncle.
The movie will also recount the love story of Ernest and Mollie. However, the Killers of the Flower Moon novel mainly concentrates on establishing the FBI and its investigation into the Osage murders.
The “Titanic” star Leonardo DiCaprio spoke candidly about the character he originally intended to portray and the reasons it was altered during a lengthy conversation. Leo said that Jesse Plemons was cast as Bureau of Investigation agent Tom White in his initial role.
It was changed after he and director Martin Scorsese realized that Lily Gladstone’s character, Mollie Burkhart, should be the centerpiece of the narrative rather than police enforcement.
The FBI agent Tom White, whom Jesse Plemons ultimately portrayed in the movie, was the main focus of the original Killers of the Flower Moon script. In the end, Scorsese and DiCaprio objected to the movie’s focus on the perspective of the police.
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In the end, Scorsese and DiCaprio objected to the movie’s focus on the perspective of law enforcement, dumping the original script in favor of a more fair telling of the tale with the help of co-writer Eric Roth.
The cast also features Jesse Plemons as Tom White, Lizzie Q as Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow as Prosecutor Leaward, Brendan Fraser as W. S. Hamilton, and Cara Jade Myers as Anna Brown in addition to DiCaprio, Gladstone, and De Niro.
The book’s author, David Grann, welcomed the movie adaptation and lauded the actors and crew for their dedication to accurately portraying the tale’s historical people and untold realities.
The movie took tremendous pains to describe the Osage people accurately, training the actors in the language and involving tribal council members in the discourse. It will be a stirring and impactful movie.
Members of the Osage tribe were mysteriously killed in northern Oklahoma in the 1920s, according to Killers of the Flower Moon, which led to a significant FBI investigation conducted by a 29-year-old J. Edgar Hoover and a former Texas Ranger named Tom White, who is characterized as an “old-style lawman.”