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Tom Hardy officially joins Leonardo DiCaprio western The Revenant

Jul. 1, 2014by:
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Last month we learned Tom Hardy was in negotiations to star in an adaptation of the Michael Punke novel The Revenant, and now Variety is reporting after working out his incredibly busy schedule, the actor has officially signed on for the new project from 21 GRAMS and BIUTIFUL director Alejandro Iñárritu.

Tom Hardy will star alongside his INCEPTION co-star Leonardo DiCaprio in THE REVENANT, and Variety is also reporting Will Poulter (WE'RE THE MILLERS, SON OF RAMBOW) is in talks to join the western as well.

Book description from Amazon:

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.

Leonardo DiCaprio will play Hugh Glass in THE REVENANT, and while there's no details on Tom Hardy's role in the planned film, he will probably play one of the two volunteers who abandon Glass after robbing him. Filming for THE REVENANT should begin sometime this fall.

THE REVENANT has the potential to be a very dark and gritty western, especially with Alejandro Iñárritu behind the camera, and I'm glad Tom Hardy has joined yet another excellent sounding project. The dude just picks great movies to work on, and I'm quite excited to see a pissed of Leonardo DiCaprio chasing him down in THE REVENANT.

Tom Hardy's THE DROP will be in theaters on September 19, 2014, and Alejandro Iñárritu's BIRDMAN will open on October 17, 2014.

Source: Variety

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11:50PM on 07/01/2014
This movie is already a must see.
This movie is already a must see.
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5:03PM on 07/01/2014
Alejandro can do no wrong. But I honestly want it to be a revenge sort of thriller and not his usual existential shtick and I mean that in the sincerest way possible. Not at all knocking the guy. I enjoy the hell out of his movies I just don't know if that style or tone would fit this story. In my mind's eye it's gotta be a mash up of Django, No Country, Unforgiven and The Grey with a little Kill Bill sprinkled on top.
Alejandro can do no wrong. But I honestly want it to be a revenge sort of thriller and not his usual existential shtick and I mean that in the sincerest way possible. Not at all knocking the guy. I enjoy the hell out of his movies I just don't know if that style or tone would fit this story. In my mind's eye it's gotta be a mash up of Django, No Country, Unforgiven and The Grey with a little Kill Bill sprinkled on top.
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1:39PM on 07/01/2014
Best news of the week! I've said it before but I hope he grows out that Bronson stache again for this.
Best news of the week! I've said it before but I hope he grows out that Bronson stache again for this.
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10:31AM on 07/01/2014
Solid cast and director, though DiCaprio's roles are getting a bit predictable, he's always good as what he does, but dark and moody just seems to be his comfort zone....
Solid cast and director, though DiCaprio's roles are getting a bit predictable, he's always good as what he does, but dark and moody just seems to be his comfort zone....
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1:20PM on 07/01/2014
Wolf of WAL street? Gatsby?
Wolf of WAL street? Gatsby?
1:54PM on 07/01/2014
They all kind of veer into the same territory, yeah? He definitely descends in Wolf, though I haven't seen Gatsby, so you might have me there. I really enjoy DiCaprio, but everyone always complains he hasn't won an Oscar yet and just don't see him winning continuing roles like this. He kind of falls into the same category as Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise, all great actors, but it's rare you ever not notice them, you know? It's rare their performances feel effortless. Take the cast of American Hustle,
They all kind of veer into the same territory, yeah? He definitely descends in Wolf, though I haven't seen Gatsby, so you might have me there. I really enjoy DiCaprio, but everyone always complains he hasn't won an Oscar yet and just don't see him winning continuing roles like this. He kind of falls into the same category as Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise, all great actors, but it's rare you ever not notice them, you know? It's rare their performances feel effortless. Take the cast of American Hustle, nothing felt strained, all of those actors just felt comfortable in those characters skins and you know who they are, but they still just disappear. I feel like I have yet to see DiCaprio do something like that. Maybe he needs to do something with David O Russell?
9:52AM on 07/01/2014
Jim Bridger, huh? As in "Lt. Aldo The Apache Raine, I am a direct descendant of Jim Bridger " Jim Bridger. Cool stuff
Jim Bridger, huh? As in "Lt. Aldo The Apache Raine, I am a direct descendant of Jim Bridger " Jim Bridger. Cool stuff
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9:52AM on 07/01/2014

Excellent!

It seems like Tom Hardy has all these movies lined up. I just can't wait for them to finally come out. Time for a Bronson and Warrior viewing...
It seems like Tom Hardy has all these movies lined up. I just can't wait for them to finally come out. Time for a Bronson and Warrior viewing...
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