Tom Hardy has officially been set to co-star with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, the gritty thriller adapted and helmed by Alejandro González Iñárritu from Michael Punke’s novel The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge. Oscar-winning Gravity cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is also onboard for the New Regency and RatPac co-fi production with filming set to start on September 22 ahead of a Fall 2015 release. Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith adapted the story of a 19th century fur trapper (DiCaprio) who’s mauled by a grizzly bear, left for dead, and robbed. When he survives against all odds he sets out on a treacherous journey to exact revenge on his betrayers.
Producers are Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Keith Redmon, David Kanter, Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan and James Skotchdopole. Paul Green, Brett Ratner and James Packer will exec produce. Back in March Hardy was set to star in New Regency’s video game adaptation Splinter Cell for helmer Doug Liman. He’s repped by CAA, Lindy King of United Agents in the UK, and attorney Jason Sloane of Sloane Offer Weber & Dern.