Even though Killers of the Flower Moon hasn’t come out yet, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are already working on The Wager, which will be their next big project.
The pair has been one of the most successful in recent years. They’ve made great movies like “The Aviator” (2004) and “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013), among many others. Now, they’re back with a movie based on David Grann’s upcoming book “The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder”.
Apple Original Films has bought the rights to the nonfiction book, which will be published in April 2023. The company has full faith in the two people who worked on the movie version of Killers of the Flower Moon, which Grann wrote with another author. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. It is a crime drama from the 1920s that takes place in Oklahoma and shows how members of the oil-rich Osage Nation were killed one by one.
What is The Wager all about?
The Wager, a broken-down ship made of wood and cloth patches, reached the coast of Brazil on January 28, 1742. Inside, there were 30 men who were so thin they were barely alive, and they all had an amazing story to tell.
The men were survivors from His Majesty’s Ship The Wager, a British ship that left England in 1740 on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain. The Wager was chasing a Spanish galleon full of treasure called “the prize of all oceans” when it ran aground on a deserted island near Patagonia. After being stranded for months and facing starvation, the men built the flimsy boat and sailed it across 2,500 miles of stormy seas for more than a hundred days. Their stories about how they made it through the seas and weather made them heroes.
But six months later, an even worse-looking boat washed up on the coast of Chile. This boat only had three lost people on it, and each of them had a very different story to tell. The 30 sailors who went to Brazil were not heroes; they were rebels.
The first group fought back with their own accusations, which were made by a cruel and murderous senior officer and his followers. It became clear that while the crew was stuck on the island, they had fallen into chaos, with different groups fighting for control of the desert. As accusations of treason and murder came up, the British Admiralty set up a special trial to find out what really happened on the island. The trial revealed that not only did the captain and crew have to fight to stay alive in one of the harshest climates on Earth, but they also had to fight against their own human nature.
Happy to announce my new book, "The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, & Murder," is done! About castaways stranded on a desolate island who descend into anarchy & murder. And about how people and nations tell stories—and manipulate them. https://t.co/6RF9B44atA
— David Grann (@DavidGrann) July 19, 2022
Who are The Wager cast?
So far, only Leonardo DiCaprio has been confirmed as an actor. He will play the main role in the movie.
But Martin Scorsese is known for putting together top-notch casts, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that more well-known actors will be added in the coming months.
What is The Wager release date?
At the moment, we don’t know when Scorsese and DiCaprio’s new project will come out. However, since the book The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder won’t be released until April 2023, it’s likely that production won’t start until after that, so the tape might not be seen until 2024 or even later.
What movies have Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese made together?
Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Shutter Island (2010), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) are some of his movies. Killers of the Flower Moon (2023) is his most recent movie.