Martin Scorsese's upcoming film with Leonardo DiCaprio will be his second longest running movie
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We're smack bang in the middle of awards season, but film fanatics are already looking forward to the year of great film that lies ahead - including Martin Scorsese's next big movie Killers of the Flower Moon.
The Western crime drama is set to star Leonardo DiCaprio, Brendan Fraser, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, and Lily Gladstone and is slated for release at some point in May 2023.
But those looking forward to Killers of the Flower Moon will have to buckle up for one hell of a cinematic experience, because it is currently set to be Scorsese's second longest movie.
'Oh good!', I hear you say. 'We love watching films that last twice as long as they used to in an age where 15 second TikToks barely hold our attention!'
Scorsese just knows what audiences like.
Maybe he saw the complaints from people who couldn't be bothered to watch The Irishman and thought, 'I know what'll make them watch it; another crazy long movie!'
I love Scorsese. Really, I do.
But the idea of having to sit down for over three hours to watch his latest work is already stressing me out.
Yes, according to Roger Friedman's Showbiz411, sources say 'Flower Moon is currently clocking in at three hours, twenty minutes'.
The director is reportedly going back and forth with Cannes Film Festival about showing the film there this year, simply because of how long it is.
Flower Moon is only nine minutes shorter than Scorsese's 2019 film The Irishman, but beats out hard-hitters like The Wolf Of Wall Street (180 mins), Casino (178 mins), and The Aviator (170 mins).
You'd better start training your bladder now.
Killers of the Flower Moon, based on David Grann's best-selling book of the same name, tells the story of the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation in 1920s Oklahoma.
The string of brutal crimes under mysterious circumstances eventually became known as the Reign of Terror and sparked a major FBI investigation.
Thankfully, just like The Irishman, Killers of the Flower Moon is set to drop on streaming services soon after its release.
In this instance, it'll find its home on Apple TV+, so you'll be able to pause and go for snacks and bathroom breaks as often as you like.
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Topics: TV and Film, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brendan Fraser