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Brendan Fraser joins Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon

The movie also stars Robert De Niro and Jesse Plemons

Akshay Krishna
Aug 04, 2021
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Brendan Fraser, most notable for his roles in The Mummy and George of the Jungle, is the latest star to join Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon. The cast includes Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jesse Plemons. 

Coming from Apple+ and Paramount Pictures, Killers of the Flower Moon is a crime drama based on David Grann’s bestseller of the same name. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, it follows the serial murder of Osage Nation, where members of the Native American tribe are murdered and a mojor FBI investigation follows. 

The film is produced by Scorsese and has additional producers Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas from Imperative Entertainment and Di Caprio’s Appian Way Productions. The adapted screenplay for the film is written by Eric Roth.

Still from Killer's of the the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon has been a highly-anticipated film since its announcement. It will mark Scorsese’s 10th collaboration with De Niro and will be the sixth collaboration with DiCaprio. The legendary combination of Scorsese and De Niro have produced films like Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Mean Streets and Goodfellas. Scorsese and DiCaprio were the combination responsible for movies like The Departed, The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Fraser was last seen in Steven Sodenberg’s crime thriller No Sudden Move, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He has reportedly also joined Brothers, a new comedy directed by Max Barbakow, who helmed Palm Springs. Brothers is written by Macon Blair and Ethan Coen and will also feature Peter Dinklage, Josh Brolin and Glenn Close. 

The actor will also star in The Whale, directed by Darren Aronofsky, who has directed highly-acclaimed films such as The Wrestler, Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream.

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