Jesse Plemons to headline Apple TV+ original 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited February 19
Actor Jesse Plemons is set to star in Apple TV+ original movie "Killers of the Flower Moon," leading a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

Jesse Plemons
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Plemons, known for turns in "Friday Night Lights" and "Breaking Bad," will rejoin director Martin Scorsese, who he last worked with in Netflix's "The Irishman."

In "Killers of the Flower Moon," Plemons plays Tom White, the lead FBI agent investigating a string of murders within the Osage Nation in 1920's Oklahoma, reports Indiewire.

The role of White, the film's protagonist, was originally written for DiCaprio, but the megastar pushed to change his part to secondary character Ernest Burkhart. Ernest is the nephew of a powerful local rancher -- and primary antagonist -- played by De Niro.

The script changes reportedly prompted Paramount to drop the film because the revised version was "less commercial." Apple purchased rights to "Killers of the Flower Moon" last May.

Scorsese is quickly filling out the film's cast now that Apple has signed on, with Lily Gladstone ("Certain Women," "First Cow") set to play opposite DiCaprio's character as Burkhart's wife, Mollie.

Eric Roth translated David Grann's bestselling book of the same name for the screen, though the script is still undergoing minor rewrites. Scorsese is producing for Apple Studios and Imperative Entertainment alongside Imperative's Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas for Appian Way Productions.

"Killers of the Flower Moon" is expected to start filming in May.

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 998member
    This guy was brilliant in Game Night. Very underrated. 
  • Reply 2 of 4
    XedXed Posts: 1,113member
    Japhey said:
    This guy was brilliant in Game Night. Very underrated. 
    He was great in that. If you haven't seen the Black Mirror episode of "USS Callister" I'd check it out on Netflix.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Jesse Plemons was great in Fargo.
    StrangeDays
  • Reply 4 of 4
    Hilarious (and weird) that you guys delete my comment that was merely correcting the use of “novel” and then correct the article. Could’ve just said “Fair enough. Corrected.” but no, censorship is way cooler. Makes me wonder how often you do stuff like that. 
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