DiCaprio and Scorsese dazzle Cannes with ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ – the Duo’s 6th collaboration
'Killers of the Flower Moon,' the sixth collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, received high praise and a nine-minute standing ovation at its premiere at Cannes 2023
Hollywood megastar Leonardo DiCaprio, 48, and the legendary Martin Scorsese, 80, graced the 2023 Cannes Film Festival with the premiere of their latest joint venture, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’. This marks their sixth feature film collaboration, and this one was no less remarkable.
A Riveting Premiere, A Resounding Applause
The duo’s new masterpiece was met with an impressive nine-minute standing ovation after its three-hour premiere at the renowned festival. An exhilarated Scorsese shared some words of gratitude, "We shot this a couple of years ago in Oklahoma. It's taken its time to come around, but Apple did so great by us." The New Yorker admitted he was taken aback by the vast grasslands of Oklahoma, calling the experience 'amazing'.
Also accompanying DiCaprio and Scorsese at the grand event was their co-star Robert De Niro, marking his 11th venture with Scorsese.
Epic Western Crime Saga with Unspeakable Betrayal
Days before its world premiere at Cannes, Apple Original Films gave a glimpse of 'Killers of the Flower Moon' through an engaging trailer. The film is described as "an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal".
The film is based on David Grann's 2017 book of the same name and set in the 1920s Oklahoma. It portrays the serial killings of members of the Osage Nation, who were wealthy due to the substantial amount of oil found on their land. These crimes were later known as the Reign of Terror.
In this intense drama, DiCaprio takes on the role of Ernest, the nephew of a powerful local rancher played by De Niro. The story also features Ernest's wife Mollie, played by Lily Gladstone, and a cast of remarkable talents including Brendan Fraser, Jesse Plemons, and many more.
The film is co-written by Scorsese and Eric Roth and produced by Scorsese. DiCaprio also holds the role of executive producer.