Martin Scorsese's next movie is so long we hope it has an intermission
This is the filmmaker that gave us The Irishman and The Wolf of Wall Street so it should have been expected.
Sure to inspire hooting and hollering from the filmmaker's hardcore fans but possible pre-exhaustion from more casual cinemagoers, multiple outlets are reporting that Martin Scorsese's next movie Killers of the Flower Moon will have a runtime of three hours and 26 minutes.
Based on the 2017 non-fiction book of the same name by David Grann (The Lost City of Z), the movie takes place in 1920s Oklahoma. It centers on a series of murders in the Osage Nation which were committed after oil was discovered on tribal land. As the Osage people are killed one by one, the FBI steps in to unravel the mystery.
With a reported budget of $200 million, the Western crime drama boasts a great cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, Tantoo Cardinal, Brendan Fraser, John Lithgow and Jack White. Meanwhile, its script was co-written by Scorsese and Oscar-winner Eric Roth (A Star is Born, Dune and Forrest Gump).
Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon
Killers of the Flower Moon will mark Scorsese's first narrative movie since 2019's Oscar Best Picture nominee The Irishman. First reported by Deadline, while Killers of the Flower Moon will actually be shorter than The Irishman - which was three hours and 29 minutes in length - it will be the legendary director's second-longest narrative film to date, surpassing Casino and The Wolf of Wall Street which were each around three hours in length.
The upcoming Western crime drama will be distributed by Apple TV+ and Paramount Pictures and is scheduled to have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year on 20 May. It will then arrive in Irish cinemas on 20 October, the same day as the animated sequel Trolls 3.
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