Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese have teamed up for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which will be screened out of competition at the 76th Cannes International Film Festival, and the two will be in attendance.
DiCaprio and Scorsese have collaborated on “Gangs of New York” (’02), “The Aviator” (’04), and “The Departed” (’06), but this film is not the first time the two have collaborated. It’s been 10 years since “The Wolf of Wall Street” in ’13.
The film, adapted from the nonfiction novel by bestselling author David Grann, is set in Osage, Oklahoma in the ’20s. The film is set in Osage, Oklahoma, in the 1920s. The film is about the mysterious deaths of the Osage Indians, who owned oil mining rights in the area and were wealthy, and the FBI begins to investigate, but the investigation becomes difficult due to conflicts of interest and racism.
DiCaprio plays the nephew of a prominent local rancher, played by Robert De Niro, and the cast includes Jaci Plemons, Lily Gladstone and Brendan Fraser, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for “The Whale”.
The film will have its world premiere in Cannes on May 20, and People magazine reported that the two will attend. Scorsese won the Palme d’Or in 1976 for “Taxi Driver” starring Robert De Niro.
Also in the Out of Competition section will be “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” starring Harrison Ford. Steven Spielberg directed all four films from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981 to “Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” in 2008. The new film was directed by James Mangold, with Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers.
In the Competition section, “Kaibutsu” (released on June 2), directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, winner of the Palme d’Or at the 71st Festival for “Shoplifters” (’18), will be entered. Also in the festival will be “Perfect Days,” directed by German director Wim Benders, winner of the Best Director Award at the 40th festival for “Berlin: The Angel’s Poem” (’87), starring Koji Yakusho and set in a public restroom in Shibuya, Tokyo, and “The Old Oak,” a new film by Ken Loach, two-time winner of the Palme d’Or. The Old Oak,” a new film by two-time Palme d’Or winner Ken Loach, is also in the Competition section.
In addition, Takeshi Kitano’s samurai period drama “The Head” became the first Japanese director to participate in the “Cannes Premiere,” which was newly established in 2009. This year’s Cannes Film Festival is expected to attract attention with a diverse lineup of Japanese directors, including Kore-eda and Kitano, as well as DiCaprio and Harrison Ford.
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Formerly a reporter at Tokyo Sports Newspaper, where he worked as the head of the Culture and Society Department. After retiring, he started the web magazine "PlusαToday" and writes articles on movies and Hollywood information. Member of the Japan Film Pen Club.