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Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ still seeking Native American extras

Photo caption: A crop from a 1924 panorama showing members of the Osage at an outside gathering with local white businessmen in attendance. This photo is described in David Grann’s book “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Indian Murders and the Birth of the FBI.” Cropped out of the photo is murderer William Hale, which will be played by Robert De Niro. Osage News

Casting isn’t over yet for the upcoming major motion picture “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

A prepared release Tuesday said the film’s casting is still seeking Native American extras in Oklahoma.

“Any Indigenous person who was unable to attend open calls in late 2019, or who has not already applied for the film, is encouraged to apply online to be a paid extra,” according to the release.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” is based on the bestselling book of the same name by David Grann. The storyline takes place in 1920s Oklahoma during the Osage Reign of Terror, a period of time in which Osages were preyed upon by those trying to cash in on their oil wealth. The murders was also the first case that would form the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The film already has an all-star cast of Lily Gladstone (Blackfeet, Nez Perce), Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons and will be directed by Martin Scorsese. Scorsese and DiCaprio recently met with Osage cultural leaders on Feb. 25.

Filming will occur in the Tulsa, Bartlesville and Osage County area from Spring to late Summer 2021.  

“It’s an easy and fun way to play a part in a film portraying 1920's Oklahoma. Production would normally continue to hold large open calls for extras on this film, but current health and safety conditions caused the producers to create a virtual version instead,” according to the release.

The virtual open call consists of filling out an online questionnaire and providing the casting office with a little bit of information as well as a photo. 

“If you attended one of the Open Casting Calls in 2019, or have already applied online, you need not reapply. Your information is stored with the film. The Casting Department will soon begin calling individuals already in the system. Those calls will continue through the summer,” according to the release.

 

To apply, visit https://www.backgroundoklahoma.com/