August 7, 2014 3:00 pm

DiCaprio to shoot ‘The Revenant’ in Canada

Leonardo DiCaprio, pictured in June 2014.

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TORONTO — A feature film starring Leonardo DiCaprio will be shot in and around Vancouver and Calgary beginning next month.

The Revenant, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel), also stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Will Poulter (We’re The Millers) and Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd).

The film, based upon Michael Punke’s novel The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, stars DiCaprio as 19th century fur trapper Hugh Glass, who seeks revenge on the men who left him for dead after a Grizzly bear attack.

Cameras are scheduled to roll September through March.

In Calgary, an open casting for extras is being held Aug. 9 at the Marlborough Mall. Boys between 10 and 18 years old with long hair and adult males with facial hair are being sought, as well as adult Native people with long hair.

Casting agents are also looking for people with amputations, scars and other unusual characteristics.

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