Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn could star in Inarritu's The Revenant

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

News that a director wants Leonardo DiCaprio or Sean Penn to star in their movie really isn’t news at all since both actors have been at the top of most director’s lists for quite some time now.  But the fact that the director asking is Inarritu and that he’s met with both actors about the project leads me to believe there’s a chance he’ll be able to land two of the biggest fish in Hollywood.  If the BIUTIFUL director gets his way, Leo and Penn will star in THE REVENANT, about a man hell bent on revenge after he gets mauled by a bear on a hunting expedition and then robbed and left for dead by the two guys that were on the trip with him.  DiCaprio would play the man out for revenge while Penn would play one of the men that stole from him.

The film will be set in the 1820’s and is based off the novel of the same name by Michael Punke.  If everything goes well, shooting will start in the Spring of 2012.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn

Source: Deadline

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