With production on Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street concluding well over a year ago, aside from awards race responsibilities, Leonardo DiCaprio has found time to take it easy. Aside from any other unforeseen projects in the interim, he’s now committed to his follow-up, one that will shoot this fall.
The project is Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s The Revenant, in a role he’s been attached to for around three year, Deadline confirms. Produced by New Regency and distributed by 20th Century, it’s an adaptation of Michael Punke‘s western novel, set in the 19th century. DiCaprio will play the lead character of Hugh Glass, an injured fur trapper who’s robbed by two men after he can’t be brought back to civilization; after being left for dead, he escapes the wilderness and goes to find revenge.
For those wondering if the originally rumored Sean Penn will take the role of one of the bad guys, that won’t be the case, so hopefully we’ll get word on whose coming on board soon. Meanwhile, the director’s next film, Birdman, was just set for a fall release by Fox Searchlight, and we’ll see him return to the territory next year, when The Revenant is released.
Are you looking forward to DiCaprio’s next film?