Lily Gladstone (pictured) is set to star in Apple Original Films’ “Killers of the Flower Moon,” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro with Martin Scorsese directing.
Gladstone will play Mollie Burkhart, an Osage married to Ernest Burkhart (DiCaprio), who is nephew of a powerful local rancher (De Niro). Scorsese also will produce for Apple Studios and Imperative Entertainment from a screenplay by Eric Roth. Producing alongside Scorsese are Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, and Appian Way Productions.
“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.
As noted by “Deadline,” Gladstone had her breakout role in Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women,” for which she earned multiple accolades and nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Independent Spirit Award and Best Breakthrough Actor at the Gotham Awards. She also won Best Supporting Actress awards from the Los Angeles Critics Film Association and Indiewire. Gladstone also appeared din Reichardt’s critically acclaimed “First Cow.”