Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are longtime partners in the film world, so it makes sense that they’re set to team up again on an upcoming adaptation of a David Gramm novel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, DiCaprio will star in the project with Scorcese directing, with Apple Original Films landing the rights to the book’s film story. The film will mark the second time the pair of Scorcese and DiCaprio are set to work with Apple, as the company is also one of the producers on the highly anticipated upcoming Scorcese film Killers of the Flower Moon.
The novel, The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder, is set to be released in April 2023. It is set in the 1740s and tells the story of a group of 30 emaciated pirates who arrive on the coast of Brazil, only to be praised as heroes and survivors after recounting their stories to the local members of the community.
However, six months later, a small group of three men land on the coast of Chile and claim that the original 30 pirates are mutineers. This sets in motion a tale of intrigue and mystery that the British Admiralty tries to uncover.
For DiCaprio, this marks yet another partnership with Scorcese, the latest of which will be the upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon. Besides that, the pair has had a legendary and longstanding partnership. DiCaprio stars in a litany of Scorcese’s films, including Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf of Wall Street.