Alejandro González Iñárritu has found a co-star for Leonardo DiCaprio in his upcoming film The Revenant.
The 50-year-old Mexican filmmaker has cast English actor Tom Hardy to star opposite the Titanic star in the gritty thriller, which González Iñárritu adapted from Michael Punke’s novel The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge.
The González Iñárritu-directed film, centers on a 19th century fur trapper who gets mauled by a grizzly bear, and then is left for dead by cohorts who rob him. When he survives, he is not a happy camper and sets out on a treacherous journey to exact revenge on those who betrayed him.
Oscar-winning Gravity cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is also onboard for the New Regency production.
Filming is set to begin on September 22, with a Fall 2015 release scheduled.