Apple is in final talks with Paramount to partner and produce Killers of the Flower Moon, which carries a price tag of more than US$150 million, for its Apple TV+ streaming service, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
It would be directed by Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Killers of the Flower Moon is based on David Grann’s book of the same name and has a script by Eric Roth. Set in 1920s Oklahoma when the Osage Nation discovered oil under their land, the Native Americans found themselves being 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.
If the deal goes through, this will be the second big movie event coming to Apple TV+. On May 19, it was announced that Greyhound, the WWII battleship drama written by and starring Tom Hanks, is set to premiere on Apple’s streaming television service Apple TV+ instead of debuting in theaters as originally planned. The film was set to launch on Father’s Day weekend, but that plans got canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie is set early in World War II when an inexperienced U.S. Navy captain (Hanks) must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by Nazi U-boat wolfpacks. It’s based on a novel by C.S. Forester.
Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for US$4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on certain Sony and VIZIO smart TVs.
For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device. For more info, visit apple.com/tvpr.