The Reverent isn’t even out yet but everyone, including me, is really damn excited to see it. I did a post on how good the trailer looked here back in July and were still waiting to see it. But I’m really confident it will be worth the wait.
So here’s what we know so far- The Reverent is directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu who directed the award winning Birdman last year (which I ashamedly admit I still haven’t seen…)
According to trusty old Wikipedia, it’s a ‘biographical western thriller drama film’ inspired by the life of Hugh Glass, a frontiersman.
Of course it also has an amazing cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy…I mean can it really get any better than that?
The thing about these two actors, other than their incredibly handsome looks, is that they never choose a bad role or a role they are not committed to. Both are almost choosy with the roles they take, which has turned out to be a really good thing for the both of them because their passion for the role really shines through in their acting.
I’m expecting really big things from DiCaprio. Just from the trailer his acting is captivating and grabs you right by the throat. Recently there have even been articles about the extreme lengths that were taken to make the film possible, describing how DiCaprio ‘devoured a raw slab of bison’s liver’ after deciding the fake one didn’t look as real. The film was also shot in a real life frozen jungle in Canada, meaning frostbite was a real threat to the actors, crew and director throughout.
Stating this role has been hardest of his career so far, DiCaprio and his commendable method acting is sure to shine through.
“I don’t want to work with somebody who isn’t thinking of every possible aspect of what’s up on the screen,” DiCaprio commented about the difficulties on set and rumors that Alejandro the director is beyond diligent. Once again it’s clear to see DiCaprio’s devotion to the characters he plays, the films he works on, and in general acting and film as a whole is truly his authentic passion and he, in my opinion, proves to be one of the greatest actors of the 21st century, if not ever.
And I haven’t even seen the movie yet.
The Reverent comes out on the 25th of December and you can read more about the challenges faced on set here.