Tom Hardy Joining Leonardo DiCaprio in THE REVENANT

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Variety confirmed that Tom Hardy is officially set to join Leonardo DiCaprio in the Western The Revenant, playing a key role in the New Regency film.The duo previously worked together on Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

A gritty thriller that Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel) will direct for a fall 2015 release is based on the novel “The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge” by Michael Punke about a nineteenth century fur trapper who wants to get revenge on a couple of men who left him for dead after being mauled by a bear.

Hardy will probably play one of those villainous characters, the role that Sean Penn vacated some time ago. (But I feel like Christian Bale would kill this role).

Inarritu himself reportedly wrote the latest draft of the script with Mark L. Smith.

Will Poulter (We’re the Millers) is also in talks to join the cast of the movie aiming for a fall 2014 start.

Read the official synopsis for the true story of mountain man Hugh Glass:

… This riveting novel of the frontier evokes such classics as Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” and A. B. Guthrie’s The Big Sky. Michael Punke’s The Revenant tells a story of nearly unimaginable human endurance over 3,000 miles of uncharted American wilderness, spanning what is today the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Based on the real life of fur trapper Hugh Glass, The Revenant recounts the toll of envy and betrayal, and the power of obsession and vengeance. Punke’s novel opens in 1823, when thirty-six-year-old Hugh Glass joins the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. on a venture into perilous, unexplored territory. After being savagely mauled by a grizzly bear, his nearly lifeless body is left in the care of two volunteers from the company—John Fitzgerald, a ruthless mercenary, and young Jim Bridger, the future “King of the Mountain Men.” When Indians approach their camp, Fitzgerald and Bridger abandon Glass. Worse yet, they rob the wounded man of his weapons and tools—the very things that might have given him a chance on his own. Deserted, defenseless, and furious, Glass vows his survival. And his revenge.”

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