Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will direct Leonardo DiCaprio in a survivalist revenge Western. The Revenant is the true story of Hugh Glass, a frontier fur trader who is left for dead by his companions after being mauled by a grizzly bear in 1820s Dakota territory. After surviving his injuries Glass sets out to wreak vengeance on the men who betrayed him. DiCaprio has been attached to this project since 2011 and filming will finally begin this September for a Fall 2015 release.

Publishers Weekly:
Based on a true incident of heroism in the history of the American West, this debut by Michael Punke is an almost painfully gripping drama. A Philadelphia-born adventurer, frontiersman Hugh Glass goes to sea at age 16 and enjoys a charmed life, including several years under the flag of the pirate Jean Lafitte and almost a year as a prisoner of the Loup Pawnee Indians on the plains between the Platte and the Arkansas rivers. In 1822, at age 36, Glass escapes, finds his way to St. Louis and enters the employ of Capt. Andrew Henry, trapping along tributaries of the Missouri River. After surviving months of hardship and Indian attack, he falls victim to a grizzly bear. His throat nearly ripped out, scalp hanging loose and deep slashing wounds to his back, shoulder and thigh, Glass appears to be mortally wounded. Initially, Captain Henry refuses to abandon him and has him carried along the Grand River. Unfortunately, the terrain soon makes transporting Glass impossible. Even though his death seems certain, Henry details two men, a fugitive mercenary, John Fitzgerald, and young Jim Bridger (who lived to become a frontier hero) to stand watch and bury him. After several days, Fitzgerald sights hostile Indians. Taking Glass’s rifle and tossing Bridger his knife, Fitzgerald flees with Bridget, leaving Glass. Enraged at being left alone and defenseless, Glass survives against all odds and embarks on a 3,000-mile-long vengeful pursuit of his ignominious betrayers. Told in simple expository language, this is a spellbinding tale of heroism and obsessive retribution.

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  • SallyinChicago

    I read somewhere that Leo was also being considered for the Jobs movie….wasn’t he taking a year off vacation to “rest”?

  • Bryce Forestieri

    Inarritu, DiCaprio, Western. Thank you <3

  • Igor Sousa

    Hopefully it will be more Amores Perros and less everything else he’s done

  • Kane

    Sally, if I was going to take a vacation and a filmmaker like Innaritu was calling me…I’d drop any plane ticket to Bora Bora I had and put on a monkey suit for the man. If it’s true that Danny Boyle is in talks to direct the Jobs movie, I’d be just as excited. As sparse as DiCaprio’s movies can be (1 a year can be sparse by Hollywood standards) he sure works with great filmmakers.

  • Binx

    “Man in the Wilderness” (1971) was based on the same story:


  • Bryce Forestieri
  • Armando

    Name: Alejandro
    Last name: González
    Second last name: Iñárritu

    González is not a middle name. It is his last name

    Headline should read: “González to direct DiCaprio’s next film: The Revenant” or “González Inárritu to direct DiCaprio’s next film: The Revenant”.

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