The much anticipated Oklahoma-made movie, “Killers of the Flower Moon” will make its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, May 20, in the Grand Théâtre Lumière.
Osage Nation tribal members, along with the film’s director, Martin Scorsese, and the film’s stars, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, Tantoo Cardinal plan to make the premiere.
The film, written for the screen by Eric Roth and Scorsese, is based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name, “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Set in the 1920s in Oklahoma, the film, with a final running time of three hours and 26 minutes, depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation. This string of brutal crimes later became known as the Reign of Terror.
Most of the filming took place on the Osage reservation in the communities of Pawhuska, Fairfax and Ralston and brought much excitement to each area.