Jesse Plemons lands major role opposite Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon
He had a supporting role in Martin Scorsese’s Netflix movie The Irishman playing opposite Robert De Niro.
And now Jesse Plemons is reuniting with both the director and the actor for the big-budget Apple Original Film, Killers of The Flower Moon, THR.com reported Wednesday.
Scorsese has cast Plemons, 32, in a major role as the lead FBI agent investigating a string of murders of Osage Nation Native Americans in 1920’s Oklahoma in the based-on-a-true story crime thriller.
Major role: Jesse Plemons has been cast in a leading role in Martin Scorsese’s Apple Original Film, Killers Of The Flower Moon. He’ll star as the lead FBI agent investigating a string of killings of Osage Nation Native Americans in 1920’s Oklahoma in the true crime story
Plemons is best known for his roles in FX’s Fargo, AMC’s Breaking Bad and NBC’s Friday Night Lights.
In Killers Of The Flower Moon, De Niro stars as powerful Oklahoma rancher William Hale.
Leonardo DiCaprio, originally expected to take the lead role now filled by Plemons, has chosen instead to play Hale’s nephew Ernest Burkhart
Last week, It was announced that Scorsese has tapped actress Lily Gladstone for the female lead of Mollie Burkhart, the Osage wife of DiCaprio’s character.
It’s a major breakthrough for Gladstone, 34, who is relatively unknown, and who is descended from the Blackfeet and Nez Perce tribes.
Co-stars: Plemons, 32, had a supporting role in Martin Scorsese’s Netflix movie The Irishman playing opposite Robert De Niro (pictured) and will reunite with De Niro in the new film
Based on a true story: Scorsese is directing the big-budget thriller about the so-called Reign Of Terror that started after oil was discovered on Osage Nation tribal lands
Scorsese collaborators: De Niro stars as powerful Oklahoma rancher William Hale while Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hale’s nephew Ernest Burkhart, who is married to an Osage woman
Big break: Earlier this week, Scorsese tapped Lily Gladstone, 34, (pictured in 2018) as the female lead Mollie Burkhart, the Osage wife of DiCaprio’s character
Killers Of The Flower Moon is adapted from David Grann’s best-selling true crime book of the same name.
The killings became known as the Reign Of Terror and became one of the first major cases to be investigated by the then newly-formed FBI.
The murders began after oil was found on land belonging to the Osage Nation.
According to local news outlets in Oklahoma, filming is set to take place from spring to late summer in the Tulsa, Bartlesville and Osage County area.
A virtual casting call for extras was announced last month.
The production is reported to have an estimated budget of $200 million and will be Scorsese’s first film since the 2019 Netflix hit The Irishman.
History: Killers Of The Flower Moon is adapted from David Grann’s best-selling true crime book of the same name and filming is set to begin this spring in Oklahoma