Leo DiCaprio has always been a guys who’s wanted to fight for causes, normally of an environmental bent. Now he’s taking that to the screen, and according to THR, he’s teaming up with Tom Hardy and Tobey Maguire to do so. At the moment they’re just confirmed to produce but may well star too.
It’s Tom Hardy who’s at the front with this one, as he came up with the original idea, based on friends of his who are former military turned anti-poaching fighters in South Africa. The story has been compared in scope to Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic, which delved into several different aspects of the war on drugs. This story will cover everything from the poachers in the African jungles to the fashion houses in Paris. The producers are currently searching for a screenwriter to tackle this project.
Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio both starred in Inception for the studio in 2010, while longtime friends Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio star in The Great Gatsby for Warner Bros., arriving in theaters next year, so its a bit of a pals reunion.