For moviegoers eagerly awaiting the premiere of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, the highly anticipated Killers of the Flower Moon, this week has been full with good news. When it was first announced that Scorsese’s film would receive a proper theatrical release, opening in theaters around the world in partnership with Paramount Pictures, limited screenings were held on Friday, October 6, and wide screenings were held on Friday, October 20, before the film was streamed globally on AppleTV+. But, shortly after that, we found out that Killers of the Flower Moon would air much sooner than October, which contributed to the drama’s increased buzz.
We are quite thrilled for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, and one of the reasons is the cast. Reuniting with his two key “muses” from the past, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, he is also bringing Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, and Cara Jade Myers. The second shoe to drop for Flower Moon this week is Variety’s announcement that the film will debut at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20. That ensemble must have had enough firepower to draw Cannes.
All that is left to do is find out how to get to the Croisette by that time.
That goes beyond only Scorsese’s fantastic Killers of the Flower Moon cast. It’s the subject matter, which seems to fit the director’s style well.Along with Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (Dune, The Insider, Munich), Scorsese is co-writing the Flower Moon script, which tells the narrative of how the Federal Bureau of Investigations came to be. You’ll be thrilled to read the official synopsis from Apple Original Movies:
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That reminds us of Shutter Island, which is one of the director’s most underrated and underappreciated films and which we personally find to be a horrific murder mystery. Let’s make sure Flower Moon prevents that from happening.
A successful opening at Cannes for Scorsese’s most recent film, Killers of the Flower Moon—his first with Apple Original Pictures after directing The Irishman for Netflix—is a huge vote of confidence.Also, it’s important that the film enjoyed both a short and a wide theatrical release before moving to the streaming service. It demonstrates that studios still have the option to collaborate with streaming services to get their movies into cinemas, and that theater chains are becoming more open to the idea of carrying streaming movies as long as the right window is established.
Or perhaps you simply need to be Scorsese. That certainly is helpful.
If you chance to be in France in May, look for Killers of the Flower Moon. Alternatively, in October, when the movie debuts on October 6.