The long-awaited Killers of the Flower Moon has finally hit theaters. A Martin Scorsese project starring an ensemble cast that consists of Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Robert DeNiro, and more, Killers of the Flower Moon centers around 1920s Oklahoma—Osage County, Oklahoma to be exact, and the short synopsis is that members of the Osage Native American tribe have been killed, and there's mysterious circumstances surrounding their deaths that lead to an investigation. The long story is that there's a lot more to this case than originally meets the eye, and that the events in the film are based on a real-life happenings that were covered in a book about the Osage people in Oklahoma. Now whenever a film or television show comes out that's based or somewhat based on a true story, there's always the question of whether or not you should do your research before watching.
Yes. You should—especially with Killers of the Flower Moon because its a lot to digest in one go (there's a reason why this movie is almost three-and-a-half hours). Whether you're about to catch the film this weekend or you've just come back from watching and want to learn more, here's some background information on the true story behind Killers of the Flower Moon.