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Leonardo DiCaprio Commits To The Revenant
For director Alejandro González Iñárritu

15 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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The flags are up over Leonardo DiCaprio’s production office!  The picky, project-hoarding actor has finally picked his next acting job. Nearly two-and-a-half-years after first becoming attached, DiCaprio will star in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant.

It was 2011 when we first reported that DiCaprio and Sean Penn were at the top of the Babel director’s wish list for his latest. The Revenant, which Mark L. Smith and Iñárritu adapted from Michael Punke’s novel, follows an ill-fated fur trapping expedition to chilly 1820s South Dakota. Hunter Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is mauled by a bear in the harsh climate, and his companions leave him for dead.

To add insult to injury, two men are assigned to bury what everyone assumes is his dead body. But the greedy pair decide to rob him and leave him helpless instead. Glass recovers, and swears bloody revenge... Penn had been considering playing one of the thieving pair, but he’s now going to be busy with his next directorial job instead.

With DiCaprio committed, Iñárritu can begin proper preparations to make the film, which he wants to shoot this coming September ready for autumn 2015. His latest, theatrical comedy drama Birdman, will be out in the States on October 17.


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