Following his recent role as an FBI agent in "Judas and the Black Messiah," Jesse Plemons has accepted the lead role in Martin Scorsese's new thriller "Killers of the Flower Moon." The project already has Hollywood greats Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro attached to it, but Plemons will be the main character, with DiCaprio as a secondary character.
Previously, DiCaprio was set to be the lead, but after some script changes that occurred, Plemons was offered the part. The script has been changing constantly, with ongoing discussions between screenwriter Eric Roth and DiCaprio. Due to this new advancement, Plemons had to pass on another role offered to him by Jordan Peele to star alongside Keke Palmer in his new thriller.
Based David Grann's best-selling novel, the film takes place in 1920s Oklahoma and covers the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, which was a series later known as the Reign of Terror.
According to a report from THR, "Plemons will play Tom White, the lead FBI agent investigating the murders. Lily Gladstone will play the role of Mollie Burkhart, an Osage married to Ernest Burkhart, who is the nephew of a powerful local rancher. DiCaprio is the nephew while De Niro is the strong-handed rancher."
Scorsese will be producing and directing the film for Apple Studios and Imperative Entertainment. Scorsese has already worked with Plemons before, casting him in a supporting role in "The Irishman," but it will be fun to watch Plemons finally get the opportunity to be the lead in a big-budget Scorsese film.