Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star in Conquest
Given that The Revenant has put Leonardo DiCaprio on his strongest path to awards glory yet, it makes sense that he might want to reunite with one of the people behind the film. He's now attached to star in a mysterious movie called Conquest, to be written byMark L. Smith.
Mysterious doesn't even begin to truly describe this one, which has been kept so quiet thus far that even the various trade stories on the subject don't have so much of a whisper of a basic plot line. But that's mostly because the deal with Paramount for the film is so fresh the ink's probably still warm from the printer.
Smith, who co-wrote Revenant with director Alejandro González Iñárritu, will write the script, which we assume will feature somebody journeying to/invading/overcoming... something? Yes, that's a useful piece of information right there. He's also busy on other projects, including the equally under wrapsCollider, which has Edgar Wright attached to direct and J.J. Abrams involved as producer. Then there's Viking drama King Harald, which DiCaprio is developing with his own production company.