With the likes of We’re The Millers and even Voyage Of The Dawn Treader Will Poulter has made a bit of a name for himself for comedy, however he’s now a BAFTA Rising Star winner and it seems he wants to stretch his acting wings a little, as Variety reports that he’s joined survival drama, The Revenant.
Leonardo DiCaprio is producing and starring in the film, which is based on Michael Punke’s novel, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge. DiCaprio will play Hugh Glass, a 19th century fur trapper who is mauled by a grizzly bear, left for dead and then robbed. When he survives against all odds, he sets out on a treacherous journey to exact revenge on his betrayers.
Tom Hardy was recently mentioned as a possible co-star, but he’s not mentioned in the Variety report.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is set to direct the movie, which is due to shoot this Autumn.