Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn are two actors it’d be fascinating to see facing off against one another properly on screen, and now it looks like it may happen, as Deadline reports they’ve been taking meetings to star in the revenge drama The Revenant for New Regency and director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Mark L. Smith wrote the screenplay, adapted from Michael Punke’s novel. The story is about Hugh Glass, a frontiersman in the 1820s who is mauled by a bear during a fur trapping expedition. Two men stay behind to look after him, but, thinking Hugh won’t survive, they rob him and leave him for dead. When the man recovers, he goes out to seek revenge on the two men who abandoned him. Leonardo DiCaprio is being considered for Hugh Glass, and Sean Penn may be one of the men who robs him.
If the cast falls into place (which at the moment is by no means certain), The Revenant could start shooting as early as next autumn.
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