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Will Poulter In Talks to Join 'The Revenant'

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood June 27, 2014 at 12:12PM

Here's a little Friday morning casting gossip: Will Poulter is in discussions to join Alejandro González Iñárritu's next film, "The Revenant."
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Will Poulter (BAFTA)

Here's a little Friday morning casting gossip: Will Poulter is in discussions to join Alejandro González Iñárritu's next film, "The Revenant."  

Leonardo DiCaprio will star as Hugh Glass, a 19th century fur trapper mauled by a bear, robbed and left for dead who sets out for revenge.  New Regency is teaming up with Brett Ratner's Ratpac and Steve Golin's Anonymous Content to finance the film, and New Regency is behind Iñárritu's next project, "Birdman."

Poulter won the Rising Star Award at this year's BAFTAs.  He played Eustace Scrubb in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" and starred in last year's pot comedy "We're the Millers."  Poulter has several projects due out this year, including "Plastic" and "The Maze Runner."

Tom Hardy ("Locke") is also reportedly in talks to join "The Revenant."

This article is related to: The Revenant, Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Leonardo DiCaprio, Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance, Tom Hardy


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.