Mark L. Smith wrote the script and Inarritu is directing the film based on the Michael Punke novel “The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge.” Set in the 1860s, DiCaprio plays fur trapper Hugh Glass, who sets off on a path of vengeance after his companions rob him and leave him for dead after a grizzly bear mauling.
Tom Hardy is expected to co-star.
Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Keith Redmon and David Kanter will produce with Inarritu, James Skotchdopole and Arnon Milchan, while Paul Green will executive produce.
Poulter broke out in last summer’s comedy hit “We’re the Millers” and will next be seen in Fox’s YA franchise hopeful “The Maze Runner.” He is repped by WME.
The news was first reported by Variety.