Martin Scorsese is ready to make history once again with his next film, The Moonflower Slayersproduced by Apple which will arrive in theaters in October, but it will debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

By speaking with VarietyCannes director Thierry Fremaux was asked about The Moonflower Slayersthe execution of. Responding, he said it was 5 minutes longer than Sergio Leone’s Once upon a time in America from 1984. That means Scorsese’s new film will be 3 hours and 54 minutes long. But, of course, this is in no way the final runtime and may change throughout post-production.

If it is true, The Moonflower Slayers will become the longest film since the 1939 classic carried away by the windwith an autonomy of 3 hours and 58 minutes. Scorsese’s last movie, The Irishmanwas 3 hours and 30 minutes long, so it won’t come as a surprise to the director’s fans.


Actually, The Moonflower Slayers could be even longer since Once upon a time in America has three different cuts, with one reaching 4 hours and 11 minutes.

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Martin Scorsese’s new film is based on true events, compiled by the book The Flower Moon Murders: Crimes in the Osage Nation and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann, a New York Times bestseller published in 2017. The Moonflower Slayers follows the story of a conspiracy that killed nearly sixty members of the Osage tribe in the United States. The story takes place between 1921 and 1925, after World War I, when the structures that would give birth to the famous Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were also shaped.

The story tells how, in the latter part of the 19th century, the Osage Indian tribe of Oklahoma secured the right to benefit from a good amount of oil deposits on their land. As a result, the community has amassed a fortune in the tens of millions of dollars, making it one of the wealthiest in the world.

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, John Lithgow and Brendan Fraser, among other big names in the industry.