Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon could be delayed to 2023

Originally thought to be released later this year, a recent report from Deadline hints that Martin Scorcese’s highly anticipated next film, Killers of the Flower Mooncould be moved back to 2023.

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In Deadline’s latest edition of The Dish, they note that recent speculation surrounding the film has suggested that instead of premiering in time for the 2022 awards race, it could instead premiere next year at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival in May.

This would delay the film by as many as several months, as the film was originally rumored to arrive in December 2022. However, it appears that Apple – which will distribute the film along with Paramount Pictures – is looking to give it a full theatrical release drive, according to the report. In this case, a proper screening at a major film festival would be the best first step.

Killers of the Flower Moon will once again reunite Scorsese with longtime collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Joining them are Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, Tantoo Cardinal, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Louis Cancelmi, William Belleau, Tatanka Means, Michael Abbott Jr., Pat Healy, Scott Shepherd and more.

Set in 1920s Oklahoma, it explores the serial murders of members of the oil-rich Osage Nation, a series of brutal crimes that would later become known as the Reign of Terror.

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Killers of the Flower Moon is being directed and produced by Scorsese from a screenplay he co-wrote with Eric Roth. It is a production of Apple Studios, Imperative Entertainment and Appian Way Productions with Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomes.

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