Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro González Iñárritu have lined up their next film project. Deadline is reporting that González Iñárritu, the director of Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel and Biutiful, will be directing a thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. González Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith have adapted the Michael Punke novel The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge.
Titled The Revenant, the film will see DiCaprio star “as Hugh Glass, a 19th century fur trapper who gets mauled by a grizzly bear, and then is left for dead by cohorts who rob him.” When he survives, he isn’t exactly a happy man. So begins “a treacherous journey to exact revenge on those who betrayed him.”
Signing DiCaprio to the role has been quite a coup for New Regency. The project has been circling both González Iñárritu and DiCaprio for a few years now, and all seems finally set for a fall release-date in the United States. With both director and star considered masters in their respective fields, this is bound to be a high-profile project to keep on your radar.
Before we see González Iñárritu directing DiCaprio, we’ll be seeing his long-awaited film Birdman, a black comedy starring Michael Keaton as a washed up actor who once played an iconic superhero. That film has recently been given an October 17 release-date.