Tatanka Means Stars in "Killers of the Flower Moon," a New Film from Martin Scorsese
20 Oct 2023
Tatanka Means, a Native American actor, comedian and activist, stars in the highly anticipated film out today, Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is based on the book of the same name by David Grann and tells the story of the murders of members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma in the 1920s. Means plays FBI agent "John Wren," an Osage man who was one of the few Native Americans who were allowed to work for the FBI at the time. The film boasts a star-studded cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons and Lily Gladstone.
A rising star in the Hollywood community, Means has been praised for his work in films such as The Son and Reservation Dogs. He is also a vocal advocate for Native American rights and representation in the media. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Means said that he is excited to be working on Killers of the Flower Moon and to be telling the story of the Osage murders. He said that the film is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the injustices that Native Americans have faced throughout history. "I'm honored to be a part of this project," Means said. "It's an important story to tell, and I'm grateful to Martin Scorsese for giving me the opportunity to do it."