The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF + MO) and Apple Original Films announced today that the main photography will take place on Murderer of the Flower Moon The film is scheduled to begin on April 19 in Oklahoma. It comes from Apple Studios and is directed and produced by Oscar winner Martin Scorsese. Murderer of the Flower Moon joins Apple Original Films’ award-winning feature film with its critically acclaimed films Wolf Wanderer and Greyhound recently awarded Oscar nominations.
Based on David Grann’s critically acclaimed bestseller, the story takes place in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-rich Osage Nation, a series of brutal crimes known as the Reign of Terror.
“We are very happy to finally be able to start production Murderer of the Flower Moon in Oklahoma, “said Scorsese.” Being able to tell this story in the country where these events took place is incredibly important and vital in order for us to be able to present an accurate representation of the time and socialmediagossips. We are grateful to Apple, the Oklahoma Film and Music Bureau, and The Osage Nation, and especially to all of our Osage and cultural advisors preparing for this shoot. We are excited to work with our local cast and crew to bring this story to life on screen and immortalize a time in American history that should not be forgotten. “
Murderer of the Flower Moon Renowned actors include Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar-winner Robert De Niro, Emmy nominee Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, the Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Louis Cancelmi and Tatanka Means. Michael Abbott Jr., Pat Healy, Scott Shepherd, and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson.
The script was written by Academy Award winner and Emmy nominee Eric Roth (A star Is Born, Forrest Gump) and Scorsese. In addition to Scorsese, Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas from Imperative Entertainment as well as Leonardo DiCaprio and Appian Way Productions produce.
With the support of government leaders including Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office has worked to ensure this Murderer of the Flower Moon was able to film in historically correct locations in Oklahoma, as the rights to adjust the screen were initially secured.
The Osage Nation also played an indispensable role in planning “Killers of the Flower Moon” and in exploring numerous locations across the state. Chef Geoffrey M. Standing Bear named Chad Renfro as ambassador for the production, and these tribal leaders introduced the filmmakers to cultural advisors, historians, local artisans, and citizens to aid them in their efforts to present the story authentically and honestly.
“In recent meetings with Oklahoma Senators and Members of the House of Representatives, I pointed out how much their support for the film industry has made a difference. This is a very strong, lucrative business that many Oklahomans, including the sovereign nations, are directly involved with benefit promotes financial opportunity and cultural recognition for all, “said Geoffrey Standing Bear, Osage Nation chief. “Oklahoma State funding along with the efforts of the Osage Nation has proven to be a huge draw for this film in particular. We are now seeing the fruits of all our efforts to bring this great film production here and now!”
“The hosting of Oklahoma’s largest motion picture in state history is about to begin and it means a lot to the state of Oklahoma to bring this film to its historic origins, which is already having a huge impact on rural communities and small businesses,” said Oklahoma Lt . Governor Matt Pinnell. “Studio executives consistently emphasize the importance of the ‘three-legged stool’, that we need a strong crew base, local infrastructure and production incentives. I am confident that Oklahoma is on its way to strengthening the stool and is ready to help Apple Studios, Imperatives to show the Appian Way and the respected cast and crew professionals, the natural beauty of our state, our pioneering innovation and the resilience of our socialmediagossips here in Oklahoma. “
The Oklahoma Film + Music Office has also partnered with Apple Studios to fill hundreds of production jobs for the project and to curate a crew development program aimed at providing essential industry-standard training and on-the-job experience to further expand the project locally Workforce in the Oklahoma film industry. To date, dozens of production assistants have been hired to participate in this program and attend mentoring sessions with the Killers of the Flower Moon crew. This event marks one aspect of the four-part series that will fuel the professional development of participants as they work on this unique project.
“The Oklahoma film industry is thriving, and while we are delighted to have hundreds of Oklahomans engaged in this production, with thousands of background extras, we are just getting started and excited about the staffing opportunities to help the next generation of filmmakers said Tava Maloy Sofsky, director [Film Commissioner] of the Oklahoma Film + Music Office. “Honestly, while it’s everyday work for everyone involved, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get everyone involved in this particular production and all of its cast and crew, which will have an unprecedented positive impact on our state.”
While in Oklahoma, manufacturing will spend millions on local businesses through hotel room bookings, building materials, equipment rentals, catering, and more.
Murderer of the Flower Moon joins a burgeoning list of Apple Originals produced by Apple Studios, including The last days of Ptolemy Gray, a new six episode limited series starring Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson and based on the moving novel by bestselling author Walter Mosley; Spiritedwith Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell directed by Sean Anders; emancipation, starred and produced by director Antoine Fuqua and starring Oscar nominee Will Smith; Master of the Air, a new limited drama series from Apple Studios and Executive, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman’s Playtone; a new drama series from Team Downey and Adam Perlman; High desert, a new comedy series starring Patricia Arquette who will be executive producer alongside director Ben Stiller; and “Lessons in Chemistry” with and executive produced by Oscar winner Brie Larson and written and executive produced by Oscar nominee Susannah Grant.
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