‘Flower Moon’ Writer Clears Up Casting Shuffle: DiCaprio and Plemons’ Roles ‘Pretty Equal’

Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited Western drama “Killers of the Flower Moon” is finally going into production next month with a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, and Lily Gladstone.

Plemons’ casting announcement in February generated buzz for the project as the “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” actor stepped into the role originally written for DiCaprio.

The casting change led to questions around who is the actual lead of Scorsese’s new film, but “Flower Moon” screenwriter Eric Roth recently told Collider that just because Plemons took over DiCaprio’s original role does not mean DiCaprio has shifted into a supporting space a la his “Django Unchained” performance.“I wouldn’t say [Plemons is] the lead,” Roth said.

“I would say that he was the designated hero.

But yeah, I think that’s fairer because I think the parts are pretty equal and they were always equal to a certain extent,

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