Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon adds four more actors to its ensemble
Headlined by Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, the film is based on David Grann's 2017 bestseller of the same name
Martin Scorsese's much-awaited Killers of the Flower Moon has added four more actors to its ensemble cast.
Tatanka Means (I Know This Much is True), Michael Abbott Jr (The Death of Dick Long), Pat Healy (Bad Education) and Scott Shepherd (Bridge of Spies) are joining the film, which is headlined by Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
Based on David Grann's 2017 bestseller, Killers of the Flower Moon is set in 1920s Oklahoma, and centres on the Osage Nation murders, in which members of the Native American tribe were murdered one by one after the group became rich off the oil found underneath their land. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case to uncover a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in US history.
According to Deadline, Means will play the character of John Wren in the film. Abbott and Healy will play Frank Smith and John Burger, respectively. Smith and Burger are the federal agents who work with Tom White (Plemons) on the investigation of the murders in the Osage Nation. Shepherd will play Bryan Burkhart, the brother of DiCaprio’s Ernest Burkhart.
The news marks the latest additions to the ensemble, with multiple casting news coming in since the film's announcement in 2018. The film also features William Belleau, Louis Cancelmi, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and indigenous actors Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins and Jillian Dion. Earlier, Lily Gladstone and Jesse Plemons were added to the cast.
Scorsese is directing the project from a script written by Eric Roth. Scorsese will also produce for Apple Studios and Imperative Entertainment, alongside Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas and DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions.