Tom Hardy Confirmed to Join Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Revenant’

Tom Hardy Confirmed Join Leonardo DiCaprio
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Tom Hardy is officially set to join Leonardo DiCaprio in New Regency’s Western “The Revenant.”

Hardy had been linked to the project for several weeks but needed to work out his very busy schedule before fully committing.

The duo last worked together on Christopher Nolan’s “Inception.”

Will Poulter (“We’re the Millers”) is also in negotiations to join the cast of the drama with Alejandro González Iñárritu directing.

Pic will shoot this fall.

Based on the Michael Punke novel, “The Revenant” centers on a 1820s frontiersman on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. Mark L. Smith and Inarritu penned the adaptation.

Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Keith Redmon and David Kanter will produce along with Inarritu, Arnon Milchan and James Skotchdopole. New Regency is co-financing the film with RatPac.

Paul Green, Brett Ratner and James Packer are exec producing.

Hardy was most recently seen in the Steven Knight’s acclaimed indie “Locke.” He is repped by CAA, Lindy King at United Agents and attorney Jason Sloane of Sloane Offer Weber & Dern.

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  1. Presumably, the producers of The Revenant are aware of a book entitled Lord Grizzly, and Man in the Wilderness, a ’70s film, directed by Richard Sarafian, starring Richard Harris and John Huston. Great cinematography, music, action. And same basic story. Early 19th century American western wilderness. Man on expedition. Attacked by grizzly bear. Left for dead. Indians. Long trek to any helpful civilization. Then an epic story of revenge. It would seem that the book and the movie, which did not refer to or credit the book or its author, Frederick Manfred, were nearly identical in subject. I think the slip is that Man in the Wilderness and Lord Grizzly are in turn based on a true story, that of Hugh Glass. The tale is identical in its essential parts to these fictional renderings. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Glass

  2. btglifestyle says:

    Reblogged this on btg lifestyle and commented:
    A western with these two will be quite awesome!

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