Legendary film and television actor John Lithgow just landed a massive new project. Lithgow is joining the ever-expanding cast of the new Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon.
Lithgow joins the upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio-led film as a prosecutor. Not much else has been released about the character, but the actor will obviously steal the show as he does in most works. The two-time Oscar nominee is joining recent cast additions like Brendan Fraser and Jesse Plemons in what marks his first time in a Scorsese film.
Killers of the Flower Moon is based on David Grann’s best-selling book, which explores the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation during the 1920s, and is being touted as one of Apple’s biggest statements in the world of film. Between this and the record-breaking purchase of CODA, the streamer is heading into the awards season locked and loaded.
Killers of the Flower Moon stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Brendan Fraser, John Lithgow, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Jason Isbell, Louis Cancelmi, Scott Shepherd, and Sturgill Simpson.
Scorsese is producing and directing Killers of the Flower Moon from a script he has co-written with Eric Roth. DiCaprio also produces through his Appian Way banner.