Director Martin Scorsese has locked in his final cut of the highly anticipated film, Killers of the Flower Moon, and it has been revealed that the movie will have a runtime of 3 hours and 26 minutes. The Apple Original Films drama, based on David Grann’s book of the same name, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May before opening in theaters in October through Paramount Pictures. It will later be released on Apple TV+ for global streaming.
There has been much speculation about the film’s length, with some rumors suggesting it could be as long as four hours. However, Scorsese’s final cut has put those rumors to rest. The film stars Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, two of Scorsese’s favorite actors, and boasts a talented supporting cast including Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, and Tantoo Cardinal.
Adapted for the screen by Eric Roth and Scorsese himself, Killers of the Flower Moon is based on a true story set in 1920s Oklahoma. The film follows the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, which came to be known as the Reign of Terror. The case eventually led to the formation of the FBI. With such a rich and complex story, it’s no surprise that Scorsese’s final cut is over three hours long.
Killers of the Flower Moon was produced by Imperative Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, and Appian Way. Producers include Scorsese, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, and Daniel Lupi. DiCaprio, Rick Yorn, Adam Sommer, Marianne Bower, Lisa Frechette, John Atwood, Shea Kammer, and Niels Juul served as executive producers.
With its star-studded cast, compelling true crime story, and the masterful direction of Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon is sure to be one of the most talked-about films of the year. Fans eagerly await the film’s premiere at Cannes next month and its subsequent release in theaters and on Apple TV+.