(Paris) Martin Scorsese’s next film, produced by Apple, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, will be released in theaters before being posted on the video giant’s streaming platform, its distributors have announced.
“Killers of the Flower Moon will be available on Apple TV after its theatrical release worldwide,” they said. The release is scheduled for October 18, 2023, “in partnership with Paramount Pictures”. In the United States, a “limited release” to a few theaters is scheduled for October 6, with a wider release on October 20.
Martin Scorsese’s previous film, The Irishman, was not released in theaters, its producer Netflix wishing to reserve it for its platform.
Killers of the Flower Moon will therefore experience a different fate. The film is also strongly tipped to be presented at Cannes in May, where it would cause a stir: Martin Scorsese has not come there with a film since After Hours in 1986.
“We are in discussions” with Apple and Paramount in this regard, said the general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, in an interview Monday with Variety.
“The important thing is to make sure that Martin Scorsese is there with his new film, which is an important work,” he said.
Killers of the Flower Moon dives into 1920s Oklahoma on the trail of serial murders. The film features two of Scorsese’s favorite actors, Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Les Afranchis) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street).