Jason Isbell And Sturgill Simpson Join Cast Of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ | Film News
Country-rock guitarists Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson have both joined the cast of the new Martin Scorsese film, Killer Of The Flower Moon.
The cast is already composed of Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons (The Irishman), William Belleau (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Lilly Gladstone (Billions), and Louis Cancelmi (The Irish Man).
This upcoming movie from the acclaimed Hollywood director will be an adaptation of American journalist David Grann‘s bestselling non-fiction of the same title.
The story is set in the ’20s in Oklahoma and will depict a series of murders of wealthy Osage people, due namely to the fact that people discovered big oil deposits beneath their lands, as well as the creation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that investigated the cases. This period is known as the Reign of Terror.
In this story, Isbell should portray Bill Smith who is the husband of an Osage woman who is murdered, and Simpson will portray the infamous rodeo champion and bootlegger, Henry Grammer. This movie will be Isbell’s acting debut but Simpson has already starred in small roles in some productions such as The Dead Don’t Die, Queen & Slim and The Hunt.
The script is penned by Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, A Star Is Born) and Apple are reported to have assigned it a budget of $150 million. The budget is often high for Scorsese’s movies but it is always worth it.
Both of the musicians seem to have busy schedules but they were still able to add the shooting of the film to the calendar. Isbell is often playing benefit concerts and taking care of his mental health, while Sturgill has collaborated with Margo Price for the recording of bluegrass albums and is still penning the prequel to 2019’s graphic novel Sound & Fury.
The Apple Original film does not have a premiere date for the moment.
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