The Revenant (2015 film)
The Revenant (2015 film)
Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Produced by Arnon Milchan
Steve Golin
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Mary Parent
James W. Skotchdopole
Keith Redmon
Screenplay by Mark L. Smith
Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Leonardo DiCaprio
Tom Hardy
Will Poulter
Domhnall Gleeson

Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Bryce Dessner
Alva Noto
Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki
Editing by Stephen Mirrione
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release December 25, 2015
Running time 151 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $135 million
Gross revenue

The Revenant is an American biographical Western thriller film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The screenplay by Mark L. Smith and Iñárritu is based on Michael Punke's 2002 novel of the same name. It is inspired by the life of frontiersman Hugh Glass (c. 1780–1833). The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, and Domhnall Gleeson.

Development of the film began in August 2001 when Akiva Goldsman purchased Punke's manuscript with the intent of producing the film. The film was originally set to be directed by Park Chan-wook with Samuel L. Jackson in mind to star, and later by John Hillcoat with Christian Bale in negotiations to star. Both directors left the project, and Iñárritu signed on to direct in August 2011. In April 2014, after several delays in production due to other projects, Iñárritu confirmed that he was beginning work on The Revenant and that DiCaprio would play the lead role. Principal photography began in October 2014 and ended in August 2015.

The film will have a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 25, 2015, followed by a wide release on January 8, 2016.


In 1823, fur trapper Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is mauled by a bear while hunting in what will become the Dakota Territory. His companions rob him, murder his young half-Native American son, and leave him to die, but he survives and sets out on a 200-mile trek to get revenge on the men who betrayed him and find the man (Hardy) who killed his son.


  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, an 1820s frontiersman who's left for dead by his fellow travelers after a vicious bear attack and later on seeks revenge on them for abandoning him.
  • Tom Hardy as John Fitzgerald
  • Will Poulter as Jim Bridger
  • Domhnall Gleeson as Andrew Henry
  • Lukas Haas
  • Kristoffer Joner
  • Brad Carter

External links

Leonardo DiCaprio films

Titanic (1997)  ·

Will Poulter films

We're the Millers (2013)  ·

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