Leonardo DiCaprio to Suffer for ‘The Revenant’ Writer Again in ‘Conquest’
Leonardo DiCaprio arguably went Peak Leo with The Revenant, a film that is essentially a two-hour frontier-style reimagining of his quaalude scene in The Wolf of Wall Street. While we wait to find out whether all his suffering and bison liver-eating and vape withdrawals will pay off with a long-deserved Oscar, DiCaprio is already going back to work with one of the screenwriters of The Revenant on a new film that will presumably torture the actor once more.
Deadline reports that Paramount emerged victorious from a competitive bidding war over Conquest, a new project scripted by The Revenant co-writer Mark L. Smith (who also wrote the screenplay for the terribly useless Martyrs remake). DiCaprio will headline the new film, while plot details have not yet been made available. Feel free to speculate on Smith’s next method of torturing Leo.
DiCaprio and Paramount have made a great team in the past, particularly with Martin Scorsese projects like The Wolf of Wall Street and Shutter Island. Scorsese and DiCaprio are set to reunite with Paramount again on The Devil in the White City, a film based on Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America. The non-fiction book follows the fascinating stories of the conception and execution of the Chicago World’s Fair, and one of America’s first and most prolific serial killers, Dr. H. H. Holmes, who built a mansion of horrors and lured countless women in off the streets of Chicago to murder them.