DiCaprio becomes almost a "silent character" in The Revenant

The first trailer for The Revenant dropped last week, getting us good and excited for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's revenge thriller. However, if you were hoping for much in the way of dialogue, you might be disappointed, with Leonardo DiCaprio revealing his character says "almost nothing" in the new film. "It was a different type of challenge for me," DiCaprio told Grantland, "because I’ve played a lot of very vocal characters. It’s something that I really wanted to investigate — playing a character that says almost nothing. How do you relay an emotional journey and get in tune with this man’s angst … without words?"

Iñárritu went on to confirm DiCaprio's comments, remaking, "he’s attacked by a bear, and after that, he becomes almost like a silent character: a lot of things going on, but no words. That’s for me the essence of cinema: not to rely on the words, but images and emotions."

Meanwhile, the film's final scene has still to be shot, with cast and crew set to reunite this month to finish things off. Co-starring Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter, The Revenant will open in the UK on January 15, 2016 with a US date to be confirmed.

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