Fresh off his Best Actor nomination for "The Wolf of Wall Street," Leonardo DiCaprio will next trade the boardroom for the wilderness; taking on the role of a 19th century fur trapper in the film "The Revenant."
The film, based on the best-selling book of the same name, is based on the real life story of Hugh Glass, a frontiersman who was mauled by a grizzly bear, robbed by companions charged with saving him, and then left to die in the wild. From the synopsis:
"Enraged at being left alone and defenseless, Glass survives against all odds and embarks on a 3,000-mile-long vengeful pursuit of his ignominious betrayers. Told in simple expository language, this is a spellbinding tale of heroism and obsessive retribution."
According to Deadline, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Babel, "Biutiful") is slated to direct the thriller, with production starting this September for a Fall 2015 release. No other names as yet have been attached, but with DiCaprio picking up the lead, you can bet this one will attract interest from the A-list crowd.
You can add "The Reverent" to your summer reading list by picking up a copy here.
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