Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn Eyeing ‘The Revenant’

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is directing this drama about a frontiersman who seeks vengeance on the two men who robbed and abandoned him.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn may star in The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn may star in The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn are being considered to star in the revenge drama The Revenant for New Regency and director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Mark L. Smith wrote the screenplay, adapted from Michael Punke's novel. The story centers on Hugh Glass, a frontiersman in the 1820s who is mauled by a bear during a fur trapping expedition. Two men stay behind to look after him, but, thinking Hugh won't survive, they rob him and leave him for dead. When the man recovers, he goes out to seek revenge on the two men who abandoned him. Leonardo DiCaprio is being considered for Hugh Glass, and Sean Penn may play one of the men who robs him.

If the cast falls into place, The Revenant could start shooting as early as next fall.

The Revenant comes to theaters December 25th, 2015 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (11)

  1. K-Man

    Please make this happen!

    3 years agoby @k-manFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    Wow, this sounds truly fascinating. I really hope they take the parts.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. skywise

    @cripple hmmm i am very interested. I might pick that up after i finish reading the 2 books i am on now.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. Cripple

    @skywise, I'm only about a third of the way through, but so far it's definitely worth reading.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  5. skywise

    @cripple How is the book? Aside from the fact that they would be good for the part?

    I think its been a long time coming but these two need to do a film together!

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. m2

    Sounds good.

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

  7. Pjwolsker

    i heard bale was considered for leo's part at first

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  8. ejk1

    Okay,I'm down, but that third man better not be some scrub.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  9. thedude-abides

    Inarritu is the man. This will be awesome.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  10. Cripple

    I'm reading the book right now. Both men are perfect for these roles.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

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