Leonardo DiCaprio To Next Star in The Revenant Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.15.2014
He's got the western as his next film...
Leonardo DiCaprio is going from Wall Street to the Old West. Deadline reports that the actor has set the survival western The Revenant as his next film. DiCaprio has been attached to the role for a few years now, dating back to 2011. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has signed on to direct the film, which is set up under Twentieth Century Fox.
The film is based on Michael Punke's fact-based novel of the same name and recounts the horrific tale of frontiersman Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) who was a 36-year-old member of a fur-trapping expedition to the Rocky Mountains in 1823 when he was mauled by a grizzly. The group's captain left behind two men -- John Fitzgerald and the legendary Jim Bridger -- to stay with Glass until he died from his injuries. But they didn't. Fearful that Indians weren't going to get them, Fitzgerald and Bridger stripped Glass of his weapons and equipment and fled. Glass didn't die. Instead, the mutilated trapper crawled over 200 miles through the wilderness to find Fitzgerald and Bridger and exact his revenge.
Shooting will begin in September with a 2015 release targeted.