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Martin Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon" to World Premiere at Cannes

Fri 31 Mar 2023 | 02:27 PM
Killers of the Flower Moon
Killers of the Flower Moon
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The Cannes Film Festival has confirmed that the highly-anticipated movie “Killers of the Flower Moon” will world premiere on the Croisette. 

The screening marks Scorsese’s first time presenting a movie at Cannes since winning best director for “After Hours” in 1986.

The movie’s premiere is set for May 20, which falls on a Saturday, at the prestigious Grand Théâtre Lumière.

The festival has not yet specified whether the movie will play in or out of competition.

The Apple original movie brings together an impressive ensemble, led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, and Tantoo Cardinal. 

The cast is expected to hit the red carpet along with members of the filmmaking team. 

Earlier this week, Apple revealed that “Killers of the Flower Moon” will be released exclusively in theaters worldwide, in partnership with Paramount Pictures, limited on October 6 and wide on October 20, before streaming globally on Apple TV at an unspecified date.

The movie is based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name. It is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial targeting and murder of members of the oil-rich Osage tribe and the investigation into the string of brutal crimes by the FBI.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” was produced alongside Imperative Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, and Appian Way.

Producers are Scorsese, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, and Daniel Lupi, with DiCaprio, Rick Yorn, Adam Sommer, Marianne Bower, Lisa Frechette, John Atwood, Shea Kammer, and Niels Juul serving as executive producers.