Tom Hardy to join Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

Tom Hardy is set to re-team with his old Inception cast-mate Leonardo DiCaprio, with the star confirmed to have signed on for The Revenant.

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the film is a Western based on a novel by Michael Punke, following a frontiersman looking for revenge.

Having been mauled by a bear, the film's protagonist is abandoned by his two companions and left for dead. However, he manages to cling on to life, and when fully recovered, decides it's time to pay his old "friends" a visit…

Hardy is likely to be playing one of those two treacherous souls, possibly having taken the role that had once been ear-marked for Sean Penn.

Will Poulter is also currently in talks over a potential part in the film, with cameras set to begin rolling in the autumn. No release date has been confirmed as yet.

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