The first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon opens with bare-chested members of the Osage Nation dancing exuberantly in slow motion around an oilfield gusher. And then things get dark … really dark, really fast.
It’s a riveting first look at the movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, which comes to Apple TV+ this October.
Watch the Killers of the Flower Moon trailer
Set in 1920s Oklahoma, the movie “depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror,” Apple said.
The first Killers of the Flower Moon trailer, which Apple released Thursday, makes the film look like a powerful period piece. Think There Will Be Blood with a heavy dose of greed, murder and grief.
Here’s Apple’s full description of the film:
At the turn of the 20th century, oil brought a fortune to the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight. The wealth of these Native Americans immediately attracted white interlopers, who manipulated, extorted and stole as much Osage money as they could before resorting to murder. Based on a true story and told through the improbable romance of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone), “Killers of the Flower Moon” is an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal. Also starring Robert De Niro and Jesse Plemons, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is directed by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese, based on David Grann’s bestselling book.
And here’s the Killers of the Flower Moon trailer. This one looks epic.
Apple TV+ makes $1 billion push with theatrical releases
Killers of the Flower Moon hits theaters on October 6 as part of Apple’s billion-dollar strategy to boost Apple TV+. The company plans to use theatrical releases of high-profile films to raise awareness about the growing stable of original movies and TV shows on its streaming service.
It will join other prestige movies like CODA, which made Apple TV+ the first streaming service to win an Oscar for Best Picture. Other must-see movies on the streaming service include animated tour de force Wolfwalkers, Joel Cohen’s artsy, black-and white Shakespeare riff The Tragedy of Macbeth and inspiring documentary Still: A Michael J. Fox Story.
Want more? Read our list of the best movies on Apple TV+.