Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson have joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film Killers of the Flower Moon, as Deadline reports. Based on David Grann’s 2017 nonfiction book, the Apple Original Film is set in 1920s Oklahoma and focuses on the serial murders of members of the Osage Nation. Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson will play the roles of Bill Smith and Henry Grammar respectively, while the cast already includes Jesse Plemons, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro.
This marks Isbell’s first movie role; Simpson has previously appeared in films including Queen & Slim and Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die. No release date for Killers of the Flower Moon has yet been revealed.
When I say I am EXCITED https://t.co/7fl0A6npZx
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) April 6, 2021