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Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson Cast In New Martin Scorsese Film

By Zoe Hodges

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Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson have been cast Martin Scorsese's new film, Killers of the Flower Moon.

The pair will star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, in the adaptation of David Grann’s nonfiction best-seller. The film is an Apple Original but as yet, no release date has been announced. The story focuses on a string of murders that happen in Oklahoma’s Osage Nation in the 1920’s. Isbell will play Bill Smith, the husband of an Osage woman who is killed, while Simpson will play rodeo champion Henry Grammer.

They join previously announced cast members Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart, Robert De Niro as William Hale, and Jesse Plemons as Tom White. Actors with Native American and indigenous heritage have been cast to play Osage people, including Lily Gladstone (as Mollie Burkhart), William Belleau, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, and Jillian Dion. This is not the first time Isbell and Simpson have done on-screen work. In 2019, Isbell took on a small role in the movie adaptation of ‘Deadwood', whilst Simpson has starred in ‘Queen and Slim’ and ‘The Dead Don’t Die’.

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