Jesse Plemons will take the lead role in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming thriller Killers of the Flower Moon. The Breaking Bad and Game Night actor will play the part originally intended for Leonardo DiCaprio, who will now take a supporting role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Plemons will star alongside DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone in the film, which will be produced by Apple. Killers of the Flower Moon is set in 1920s Oklahoma during a time when the Osage Nation Native American tribe found oil under their homeland. After this discovery, high-ranking members of the Native American group were murdered one by one.
Plemons will play Tom White, the FBI agent leading the investigation into the murders. DiCaprio was initially cast in this role, but in November it was reported that he had chosen to play the more villainous role as Ernest Burkhart, the nephew of a powerful rancher who might be involved with the killings. De Niro will play the rancher, while Gladstone plays Burkhart’s wife.
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