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Poulter to join Leo in The Revenant

Will Poulter is in talks to join Leonardo DiCaprio in revenge thriller The Revenant.

According to Variety, the We're The Millers star and fellow Brit Tom Hardy are in negotiations to appear in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's big-screen adaptation of Michael Punke's 2002 novel, The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge.

Will, 21, may have made an impression on Fox execs who saw his talents in the upcoming adaptation of Maze Runner, which is already attracting a lot of hype.

Leonardo, who starred with Tom in Christopher Nolan's Inception, is already signed up for the gritty thriller, where he has been cast as a 19th-century fur trapper left for dead by his companions after a bear attack.

He then seeks revenge on those who betrayed him.

Adapted by Oscar-nominated director Alejandro and Mark L Smith, production on The Revenant is scheduled to begin in September, in time for a release in autumn 2015.

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