‘Game Night’ actor Jessie Plemons has jumped on board Martin Scorsese’s thriller ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’.
Plemons is said to be taking on the role of FBI agent Tom White, the role in which Leonardo DiCaprio initially signed up for before opting for the role Ernest Burkhart, who is the nephew of a powerful local rancher. Plemons also joins Robert De Niro as the strong-handed rancher and Lily Gladstone who will play the role of Mollie Burkhart.
The true-crime thriller is set in the 1920s and the story focuses on the Osage Nation were the richest people per capita in the world after oil was discovered under their land. And then they were murdered, one by one. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case and unravelled a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.
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Scorsese will reportedly be working closely with the tribe to accurately depict its culture, history and language.
Eric Roth has adapted the script, Scorsese will take the helm and produce for Apple Studios and Imperative Entertainment. Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas for Imperative will also produce alongside DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.
Filming is due to commence in May.
The underrated Plemons can currently be seen in ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’. His upcoming features include ‘Jungle Cruise’ with Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson and ‘Antlers’.