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Tom Hardy to star in DiCaprio's wilderness drama
'The Revenant' tells the true story of a man mauled by a bear, robbed by his companions, and left to die in the wilderness.
Tue, Jul 01, 2014 at 09:48 AM
Tom Hardy is once again playing opposite Leonardo DiCaprio - but unlike their last pairing in Christopher Nolan's "Inception," don't expect the on-screen friendship to be so amicable. The 36-year-old actor recently confirmed
that he will star in "The Revenant,"
playing an unknown character opposite DiCaprio's fur trapper Hugh Glass.
The film, based on the best-selling book of the same name, is inspired by the real life story of 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."
That this film is about one man's survival and revenge, something tells me that Hardy may be on the opposite end of DiCaprio's wrath. According to the true story, however, Glass never ended up killing any of the men responsible for leaving him; choosing instead to spare their lives once he finally caught up with them.
Shooting is expected to start later this year - with a release date of sometime in 2015.
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