The runtime for Martin Scorsese's newest movie, Killers of the Flower Moon, has just been announced, and it's a doozy.
According to Deadline, the film clocks in at 3 hours and 26 minutes. That runtime is enough to make it Scorsese's second-longest film ever, trailing only behind The Irishman. That movie, which was released on Netflix in 2019, is 3 hours and 29 minutes — only three minutes longer than Killers of the Flower Moon.
Killers of the Flower Moon is Scorsese's longly-anticipated adaptation of David Grann's book of the same name. Based on real events, the film follows the serial murders of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation in 1920s Oklahoma. The brutual crimes came to be known as the Reign of Terror, resulting in the formation of the FBI. Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro headline the film's cast, which also includes Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion and Tantoo Cardinal.
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The film will be Scorsese's first movie since The Irishman, which received mixed reviews upon release. The film brought in 10 nominations at the Oscars, but it ended up going home from the Academy Awards empty handed. That year, Bong Joon-ho's Parasite ended up dominating the awards.
Nevertheless, Scorsese is well-known as one of America's foremost directors. From Raging Bull to Goodfellas to Taxi Driver, Scorsese has been behind some of the greatest films ever made. He's no stranger to long runtimes, too; The Wolf of Wall Street clocks in at 3 hours, Casino runs at 2 hours and 58 minutes, and The Aviator is 2 hours and 49 minutes long. Viewers can trust Scorsese's directorial prowess, and the content of Grann's book has plenty of true crime to justify the runtime. But still, you might want to make sure you use the bathroom before entering the theater.
Killers of the Flower Moon, an Apple Original Film, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France next month, but everyday viewers won't be able to see the film until much later. It will open theatrically in October and later move to Apple TV+ just in time for peak awards season.
Carson Burton is a freelance news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter at @carsonsburton.