In a busy week for Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Mexican director is set to shoot in September for New Regency, RatPac and Worldview after he wraps production on Birdman.
Iñárritu co-wrote the screenplay with Mark L Smith based on Michael Punke’s novel, The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge.
DiCaprio, coming off an Oscar nomination for The Wolf Of Wall Street, will play a 19th century trapper who sets out to right wrongs after he is discovered in the wake of a near fatal bear attack and robbed.
Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Keith Redmon and David Kanter will produce with Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan and James Skotchdopole. Paul Green is the executive producer. RatPac and Worldview Entertainment will co-finance the film.
The Revenant is scheduled for an awards season autumn 2015 release through 20th Century Fox.
New Regency co-financed Birdman with Fox Searchlight and Worldview.