Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t afraid to die in the first trailer for the survival drama “The Revenant”
“I done it already,” he says, referring to death.
The movie, which is already generating plenty of Oscar buzz, teams DiCaprio with Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Inarritu, who also co-wrote the film based on Michael Punke’s novel. If anyone can help DiCaprio in the hunt for Oscar gold, it’s Inarritu, whose “Birdman” nabbed four Academy Awards this year.
Inspired by the life of mythical explorer Hugh Glass, “The Revenant” focuses on one man’s (DiCaprio) adventure of survival in the early 19th century American wilderness.
The trailer, which is light on dialogue and heavy on action, finds DiCaprio’s character facing off against Tom Hardy, who plays his confidant-turned-enemy John Fitzgerald. Glass vows revenge on Fitzgerald when he betrays him, robbing him and leaving him for dead in the wilderness. The fur trapper also battles a bear and a vicious winter, ultimately traveling more than 200 miles to seek redemption.
The film also stars Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter. It was shot entirely in natural light by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.
“The Revenant,” from New Regency and 20th Century Fox, hits theaters on Christmas Day before going wide on Jan. 8, 2016.
Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the elite ranks of the world’s top art collectors, according to a 2015 list compiled by ARTnews magazine that was published Tuesday.
It marks the first time that the Oscar-nominated star has been included in the New York publication’s annual 200 list, which also includes such perennial heavy hitters as Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, hedge fund magnate Steve A. Cohen and billionaire Eli Broad.
DiCaprio collects contemporary art as well as comics, rare books and fossils. “One of his first major purchases was a Basquiat drawing,” said the magazine, and over the years he has acquired works by Picasso, Andreas Gursky, Takashi Murakami, Ed Ruscha, Elizabeth Peyton, Sarah Lucas and others.
The actor hasn’t been known to talk publicly about his private collection, but a number of art blogs have kept track of his purchases, which reportedly include a recently acquired 2015 sci-fi painting, “Nachlass,” by Brooklyn-based artist Jean-Pierre Roy.
DiCaprio has also been a regular celebrity presence at Art Basel in Switzerland and Miami, where his comings and goings have been captured by the paparazzi.
In Los Angeles, where he was born, DiCaprio has been active with the L.A. County Museum of Art, where he has co-chaired the annual Art + Film Gala with museum trustee Eva Chow. He helped to bring the recent exhibition “Haunted Screens,” which explored German expressionism, to the museum.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” actor has also agreed to donate a large-scale installation by artist John Gerrard to LACMA. “Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada)” is a digital simulation of a solar thermal power tower that offers dynamic, changing views of the Nevada site.
In 2013, DiCaprio’s foundation teamed up with Christie’s to organize an environmental charity art auction that brought in $38.8 million.
The ARTnews 200 list includes such other first-timers as George Roberts, a founding partner of the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, and his wife, Linnea Conrad Roberts, a partner at Goldman Sachs; Vancouver real-estate magnate Bob Rennie; and the Rubell family of Miami, famous for its collection of contemporary art.
Another first-timer is entertainment executive Wang Zhongjun, chairman and co-founder of Huayi Brothers Media Group, one of China’s largest movie companies. Last year, Wang purchased a Van Gogh painting, “Still Life, Vase With Daisies and Poppies,” for $61.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction.
Leonardo attended amfAR’s 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala during Cannes Film Festival a couple of days ago. Our gallery has been updated with images from the event.
Leonardo attended the Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary in Milan, Italy a couple of days ago. Our gallery has been updated with photos from the event, click on the thumbnails below to visit the album.
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After years of stalling, The Crowded Room is finally moving forward. Leonardo DiCaprio will star in and produce the film about the first man to successfully use multiple personality disorder as a defense during a trial. Although it was recently rumored that DiCaprio was planning on taking a break from acting, the actor has had his eye on this project for almost 20 years—making it too good of a prospect to pass up.
THR reports that DiCaprio’s company Appian Way will produce The Crowded Room, based on the true story of Billy Milligan, whom DiCaprio will portray in the film. Lucky Number Slevin writer Jason Smilovic has been brought on to pen the adapted screenplay, based on the non-fiction book by Daniel Keyes. Smilovic also wrote Todd Phillips’ upcoming film Arms and the Dudes.
Keyes’ book was originally published in 1981 and tells the story of Milligan, who boasted 24 different personalities. Milligan was tried in Ohio in the late ‘70s for robbery and the rape of three women on the Ohio State University campus, but he successfully argued that his crimes were through no fault of his own; instead, Milligan blamed two of his 24 personalities for committing the crimes. Milligan was officially diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, a controversial psychiatric disorder which was renamed dissociative identity disorder, or DID, in 1994. His many personalities included “Adalana, a lesbian taking responsibility for the rapes; Ragen, a Yugoslavian communist who admitted to the robbery; and Arthur, an uptight Englishman.”
DiCaprio has reportedly been interested in playing Milligan on the big screen since 1997. A director has not yet been hired for the project, though James Cameron was previously interested in directing the film.
Filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu is currently at the center of the Oscar race with his comedy Birdman, but in between accepting awards and doing the cursory “For Your Consideration” interviews, he’s also busy with something else: shooting his next movie. Iñárritu and Birdman cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki are in the middle of filming the heavily dramatic The Revenant in an obscure region of Calgary, with a fantastic cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio as an American fur trapper in the 1800s who is robbed and left for dead, only to survive and seek vengeance on his attackers. Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, and Will Poulter also star.
But you may have noticed that The Revenant has been in production for a very long time, as evidenced by DiCaprio’s ever-scraggly beard. Iñárritu fought hard to get the extra money in the budget to shoot the film in sequence (ie. first scene first, last scene last), which is kind of a rarity given that it takes more time to accommodate. Moreover, we previously learned that Iñárritu and Lubezki were shooting in an area of Calgary that only allowed them to shoot a little bit of the film at a time, and in a new interview with Deadline, Iñárritu elaborated on why The Revenant is taking nine months to shoot:
“We don’t finish until the end of April or May, and we are shooting very small hours. It was planned this way, to be little-by-little jewel moments; that’s the way I designed the production. That was both to create intensity in these moments, as well as the climate conditions. We are shooting in such remote far-away locations that, by the time we arrive and have to return, we have already spent 40% of the day. But those locations are so gorgeous and so powerful, they look like they have never been touched by a human being, and that’s what I needed. The light is very reduced here in winter, and we are not shooting with any electrical lighting, just natural light. And every single scene is so difficult — emotionally, technically. I’ve gotten myself in trouble again, but I’m trying my best.”
I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan of Iñárritu’s films (Birdman is fine), but The Revenant has me highly intrigued. And Lubezki working once again with natural light, as he did on The Tree of Life? Fantastic.
The Revenant is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25th, at which time the director could very well find himself back in the awards race.
Here’s the first images from Revenant, which is scheduled to open in December 25th on limited release, and January 8th, 2016 on a wider release.
Here’s the Official Movie Synospsis:
Deep in the uncharted American wilderness, trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter, and warring Native American tribes in relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald. Based on a true story, “The Revenant” is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Birdman,” “Babel”).
Instead of making the untitled project after shooting ‘The Revenant,’ the actor has removed himself from the biopic altogether
Leonardo DiCaprio will not be tackling the role of Steve Jobs.
The actor, who had been in talks with Sony to tackle the late Apple Computer co-founder for director Danny Boyle, has bowed out to instead shoot The Revenant. But instead of making the untitled Jobs project right after, as had been hoped, DiCaprio has removed himself from the project altogether. Sources say after DiCaprio finishes The Revenant, which began shooting this week, he plans to take a lengthy break from acting.
Though the Jobs project, based on a Walter Isaacson book and adapted by Aaron Sorkin, is one of the most anticipated biopics in recent years, it has endured a few roadblocks since the best seller was first optioned by the studio in 2011, around the time of Jobs’ death.
David Fincher had been in talks to direct, but as The Hollywood Reporter revealed in April, he fell out of the project over compensation and control.
Now with DiCaprio out, the studio is eyeing a number of actors to take on the iconic tech figure, who has been both worshipped and reviled. Christian Bale, who Fincher wanted for the title role, is on Sony’s wish list, as is Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper (though Affleck seems unlikely given that he just signed on for the thriller The Accountant).
Scott Rudin is producing alongside Film 360’s Guymon Casady and Mark Gordon.
The Jobs film would have marked a reteaming of DiCaprio and Boyle, who previously teamed on 2000’s The Beach.