by Stephen Barker For Screen Rant

Martin Scorsese’s next movie is a 3.5-hour epic, and the Killers of the Flower Moon cast is just as epic to fill its behemoth runtime. The new western is based on the true story of the Oklahoma murders, in which members of the Osage tribe were murdered in the 1920s due to an oil dispute. This led to an investigation operated by Tom White for the BOI (soon to be FBI). Apple TV funded Killers of the Flower Moon with $200 million, and the production is on such a monumental scale. However, one of the most exciting elements of a new Scorsese movie is its cast, and Killers of the Flower Moon boasts an impressive ensemble led by longtime Martin Scorsese collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio.

Like many directors, Martin Scorsese is known to work with the same group of actors with each release, with a few changes to the roster here and there but the same few members at its core, and many regulars from his previous movies appear among the Killers of the Flower Moon cast. Nevertheless, with every new film, Scorsese picks up more trusted talents that he’ll keep in mind for future roles. This happened with The Irishman’s Jesse Plemons and Louis Cancelmi, who both appear in Killers of the Flower Moon. Scorsese also likes to cast complete unknowns, who quickly become huge actors shortly after. The Killers of the Flower Moon cast is an exciting amalgam of regular collaborators, up-and-comers, and Osage tribe first-time actors too.

Larry Fessenden as Radio Voice – Fessenden is a serial actor, as he has featured in multiple movies every year for decades, including Scorsese’s Bringing Out the Dead. The actor has also voiced video game characters, which explains his voice-only role in the Killers of the Flower Moon cast.