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Leonardo DiCaprio will star in The Revenant for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Apr. 15, 2014by:

Leonardo DiCaprio will be returning to the 19th Century, a period that been the setting for films like GANGS OF NEW YORK and DJANGO UNCHAINED. Once again, DiCaprio will be working with a talented director known for his unique style. This time it is BABEL and BIRDMAN director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and the project is the long in development THE REVENANT.

Before you get too excited that it will be a zombie movie, THE REVENANT is based on a novel by Michael Punke that sounds more along the lines of something Quentin Tarantino or even Martin Scorsese would helm.

Inarritus next film will star DiCaprio 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 is as pissed as a bee-stung bear and sets out on a treacherous journey to exact revenge on those who betrayed him.

Sean Penn was rumored as a potential villain but he is no longer involved with THE REVENANT. Inarritu's films all have a lyrical quality to them but also a gritty undercurrent. DiCaprio always brings his A-game and he should be in top form for this project. Ever since DJANGO UNCHAINED, I have been hoping to see DiCaprio take on a western role and this could end up being a winner.

Source: Deadline

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10:33PM on 04/15/2014
Great script blah blah blah. Like it matters, Leo's in it, he'll kill it as usual, and it'll be a great movie. Nuff said
Great script blah blah blah. Like it matters, Leo's in it, he'll kill it as usual, and it'll be a great movie. Nuff said
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8:29PM on 04/15/2014
DiCaprio in a revenge drama sounds amazing.
DiCaprio in a revenge drama sounds amazing.
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6:28PM on 04/15/2014
Nice. I've been waiting forever for this to finally happen. Now that Penn's out bring in Cruise!
Nice. I've been waiting forever for this to finally happen. Now that Penn's out bring in Cruise!
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5:19PM on 04/15/2014

All i read was

I love Leo, will be one of his biggest fans and thinks he's one of our generations great actors that's alive today. But I'll I can read is him uglying himself up for a role to make another run at an Oscar. I thought I was reading reports 6 months ago that Leo was going to take a long break from acting. I think because Mathew won for Dallas that it lit a fire under his ass to go hardcore for his next project. And I do think this is a genius choice for him to play this type of role and character
I love Leo, will be one of his biggest fans and thinks he's one of our generations great actors that's alive today. But I'll I can read is him uglying himself up for a role to make another run at an Oscar. I thought I was reading reports 6 months ago that Leo was going to take a long break from acting. I think because Mathew won for Dallas that it lit a fire under his ass to go hardcore for his next project. And I do think this is a genius choice for him to play this type of role and character because this is so against type!! Fucking mauled by a bear and left for dead?! Will he be unrecognizable? Will be be physically handicapped because of the attack? I just truly think that he's taking this role to show that he's just not another pretty face, but at the end of the day does that fucking matter. Nothing to be ashamed of that you're a good looking dude that can act your ass off.
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7:25AM on 04/16/2014
How do you assume so much and get 8 thumbs up? If his character has a 53 IQ or has cerebral palsy then you could rant about him making a run for an Oscar. Otherwise you're really stretching here. And what roles has he taken exactly to show that he's a pretty face? Have you seen his films?! LOL.
How do you assume so much and get 8 thumbs up? If his character has a 53 IQ or has cerebral palsy then you could rant about him making a run for an Oscar. Otherwise you're really stretching here. And what roles has he taken exactly to show that he's a pretty face? Have you seen his films?! LOL.
3:57PM on 04/15/2014
Another movie where DiCaprio will be acting as a character instead of becoming the character.
Another movie where DiCaprio will be acting as a character instead of becoming the character.
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3:27PM on 04/15/2014
Leonardo Dicaprio+revenge film=my ass being planted in a seat day one! Sounds fantastic!
Leonardo Dicaprio+revenge film=my ass being planted in a seat day one! Sounds fantastic!
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3:21PM on 04/15/2014
Would like to see Leo do an Action film (like Spy thriller).Good to see him in KillBill kind of revenge Action film
Would like to see Leo do an Action film (like Spy thriller).Good to see him in KillBill kind of revenge Action film
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3:12PM on 04/15/2014
Pissed as a bee-stung bear? Is that an official premise? Well ain't that........quirky
Pissed as a bee-stung bear? Is that an official premise? Well ain't that........quirky
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3:12PM on 04/15/2014
So a Crow period piece
So a Crow period piece
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