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Film crews are back for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ additional scenes

Crew members started returning to Oklahoma around May 1, and is back in force now, adding palpable energy - and traffic - to the streets of Pawhuska

As the first total lunar eclipse of 2022 gets ready to grace North America with a super flower blood moon, the crew of the movie “Killers of the Flower Moon” have returned to Pawhuska to shoot final footage.

The film crew started returning to Oklahoma around May 1, and is back in force now, adding palpable energy ­– and traffic ­– to the streets of Pawhuska.

The lunar eclipse will start around 9:15 p.m. Sunday, May 15, and continue until 1:15 a.m. Monday. Totality will be from 10:29 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., according to NASA. During totality, and depending on pollution and other factors, the moon likely will look supernaturally large and red due to how the light bends around Earth as it lines up between the sun and moon.

The book by David Grann takes its name from an Osage saying about how small flowers that bloom on the prairie in April are overcrowded each spring in May by larger plants. Courtesy Photo/NASA

The book by David Grann takes its name from an Osage saying about how small flowers that bloom on the prairie are overcrowded each spring by larger plants.

The film, directed by Martin Scorsese, will tell the story of the Osage Reign of Terror in the 1910s and ‘20s, when greedy whites befriended, married and murdered Osages for the oil headrights that had brought them great wealth.

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons and John Lithgow but it also features several Osages – including Everett Waller, Yancey Red Corn, Addie Roanhorse and the late Larry Sellers – in speaking roles as well as in background parts. It was filmed largely in Pawhuska, Bartlesville and Fairfax.

None of the stars are expected to return for the final filming.

No release date has been officially set.

A large crane is parked on the Osage Nation campus by crews for “Killers of the Flower Moon” on May 12. LOUISE RED CORN/Osage News
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Louise Red Cornhttps://osagenews.org
Louise Red Corn has suffered from wanderlust for decades: She has lived and worked as a journalist and photographer in Rome, Italy, New York City, Detroit, Kentucky, Mississippi and Oklahoma, where she published The Bigheart Times for 12 years. She loves diving in-depth into just about any topic but is especially fond of covering legal issues, perhaps because her parents were both lawyers. She is married to Assistant Principal Chief Raymond Red Corn, who enticed her to move to the Osage Reservation in 2004. She and her husband live south of Pawhuska with one extremely large dog named Max, one extremely energetic dog named Pepper, and, if he bothers to make an appearance, a surly cat named Stinky.
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