DiCaprio, Penn Up for Inarritu’s “Revenant”

Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn are being sought and have already had meetings about playing the two leads in the film adaptation of Michael Punke’s novel “The Revenant” for New Regency and 20th Century Fox says Deadline.

“Biutiful” helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will direct the story of 1820s frontiersman Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) on a fur trapping expedition and is so badly mauled by a bear he’s unable to be transported back from the wilderness.

He hires two men (Penn would play one) to stay behind to tend to him, but they rob and abandon him. When he recovers, he is hellbent on revenge. Shooting kicks off next Fall.