Native American Oscar Nominee Lily Gladstone to Star in Martin Scorsese’s Adaptation of ‘The Memory Police’

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Lily Gladstone, the breakout star of “Killers of the Flower Moon” and the first Native American actor to be nominated for an Oscar, has landed her next lead role. She will star in “The Memory Police,” a film directed by Reed Morano and executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

“The Memory Police” is based on Yoko Ogawa’s acclaimed 1994 science fiction novel. The story unfolds on an unnamed island where the majority of the residents suffer from collective amnesia, enforced by an organization called The Memory Police. Gladstone’s character is a novelist who tries to hide her editor, the one person who can still remember, from the authorities.

Ogawa’s novel, a parable with shades of Franz Kafka and George Orwell, has garnered critical acclaim since its release. It was a finalist for prestigious literary awards such as the National Book Award, International Booker Prize, and World Fantasy Award. Ogawa herself is a highly acclaimed author, having won every major Japanese literary prize.

Gladstone’s involvement in “The Memory Police” comes at a time when her career is skyrocketing. Her groundbreaking performance in “Killers of the Flower Moon” propelled her onto the global stage, and she recently made history by becoming the first Indigenous person to win a Golden Globe for Best Actress. She has also received accolades from organizations such as the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle.

Director Reed Morano, known for her work on “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “I Think We’re Alone Now,” brings her vision to “The Memory Police.” Martin Scorsese, a legendary filmmaker, serves as executive producer alongside Ogawa.

Production details for “The Memory Police” are still being finalized, but this exciting collaboration between Gladstone, Morano, and Scorsese promises to deliver a thought-provoking and visually stunning adaptation of Ogawa’s novel.