Leonardo DiCaprio Stars in Martin Scorsese's New Western 'Killers of the Flower Moon': Everything You Need to Know

Hold onto your cowboy hats, folks, because Martin Scorsese has done it again! The trailer for "Killers of the Flower Moon" just dropped and it is everything we could have hoped for and more. And who better to lead this star-studded cast than the one and only Leonardo DiCaprio? In this western thriller, Leo plays the role of Ernest Burkhart, a man caught up in the greed and corruption of the 1920s oil boom. But this isn't just any old western, my friends. Here's everything you need to know about the highly-anticipated film:

  • Based on a true story: "Killers of the Flower Moon" is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by David Grann. The book tells the story of the Osage Nation murders, a series of crimes that took place in the 1920s in Oklahoma. At the time, the Osage Nation was the richest per capita group in the world due to the oil reserves on their land. But as you can imagine, their wealth made them a target for greed and corruption.

  • A dream team: Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have worked together on some of the most iconic films of our time, including "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator," "The Departed," and "The Wolf of Wall Street." So, it's safe to say that we're all in good hands here. But wait, there's more! "Killers of the Flower Moon" also stars Robert De Niro and Jesse Plemons. Is your mind blown yet?

  • A departure from Scorsese's usual style: While Scorsese is known for his gritty crime dramas, "Killers of the Flower Moon" is a departure from his usual style. This film is a western, through and through, complete with cowboys, horses, and shootouts. But don't worry, Scorsese's signature style is still evident in the trailer's haunting score and stunning cinematography.

  • A delayed release: "Killers of the Flower Moon" was originally supposed to be released in 2020, but like many other films, its release was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film is now set to be released in theaters in 2022, but there's no official release date just yet. I know, I know, the anticipation is killing me too.

  • A must-watch: Based on the trailer alone, "Killers of the Flower Moon" is shaping up to be a must-watch film. The stunning visuals, gripping storyline, and all-star cast make this one of the most highly-anticipated films of the year. I, for one, cannot wait to see what Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have in store for us.