One of the most monstrous crimes in American history was chronicled in David Grann’s best-selling book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, and we recently learned that Martin Scorsese will be in the director’s chair for a film adaptation. The cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, and we’ve got the latest today.
THR reports that Jesse Plemons, who will soon be seen in the upcoming horror movie Antlers, has joined the cast in the role that was originally going to be played by DiCaprio.
THR notes, “Plemons will play Tom White, the lead FBI agent investigating the murders.”
Scorsese is directing the big-budget movie for Apple.
“In 1920s Oklahoma, the Osage Nation were the richest people per capita in the world, after oil was discovered under their land. And then they were murdered, one by one. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case and unraveled a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.”
The film was penned by Eric Roth, and it’s being produced by Scorsese alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, along with Sikelia Productions’ Emma Tillinger Koskoff and DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.