Monday, 29 May, 2023

Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ will have world premiere in Cannes

Martin Scorsese’s hotly anticipated new feature, Killers of the Flower Moon, will have its world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, organizers confirmed Friday, reports agencies.

The Apple Originals movie, an epic about the serial murders of the members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation in 1920s Oklahoma, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion and Tantoo Cardinal, all of whom are expected to attend Cannes for the May 20 premiere, alongside Scorsese.

The screening will mark the first Scorsese film to screen in official selection in Cannes since After Hours bowed in competition in 1986, winning Scorsese the best director honor. Scorsese’s Taxi Driver won Cannes’ Palme d’Or for best film in 1976, and the director was head of the Cannes jury in 1998.

Adapted from David Grann’s best-selling book and written for the screen by Scorsese and

Eric Roth (Dune, A Star Is Born), Killers of the Flower Moon is one of the most anticipated films of the year and a major get for Cannes. The film is also the keystone in Apple’s new $1 billion theatrical push which will see the tech giant ramp up its theatrical slate.