Tom Hardy has finally made it official that he'll be joining Leonardo DiCaprio in New Regency's Western movie 'The Revenant'. It's been known for weeks that he was onboard the film, but he had to do some wrangling to clear his schedule up. The two last worked together on the box office hit 'Inception' directed by Christopher Nolan.
'The Revenant' is based on the Michael Punke novel of the same name and revolves around Hugh Glass, an 1820's frontiersman seeking vengeance against people who left him for dead after being mauled by a grizzly bear. These people also robbed him not realizing that this fur trapper would survive against all odds. Sean Penn was originally slated for this film, and it's assumed Hardy will take his role.
Will Poulter is also nearly finished negotiating to co-star in the film. Hardy has been very busy of late and has just earned amazing reviews for his performance in 'Locke' while he's currently playing dual roles as twin gangsters Ronald and Reggis Kray in 'Legend', directed by Brian Helgeland. Upcoming films include 'The Drop' with James Gandolfini and 'Child 44' alongside Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace. Fanboys can't wait to see him next summer in the upcoming 'Mad Max: Fury Road' with Charlize Theron.
Many 'Inception' fans were hoping to find out what happened between Hardy and DiCaprio after the smash cut ending before the two stars reteamed again, but it looks like it will be a few more years before Nolan gives us our answer. The sequel for 'Inception' is widely hoped for but not looking very likely. Nolan is smart enough to know that anticipation for the sequel would be so high, it would be smarter to either make sure he had a solid plot in place or leave well enough alone.
'The Revenant' is being scripted by Mark L. Smith and director Alejandro González Iñárritu. Anonymous Content's Steve Golin, Keith Redmon and David Kanter will produce the film along with Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan and James Skotchdopole, while Paul Green, Brett Ratner and James Packer will executive produce.
The movie will begin shooting on September 22, 2014 for a fall 2015 release date.