It sounds like the beginning to an invite list to the suavest Hollywood party ever, doesn't it? Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy. Only the party is actually the three men teaming together to produce an anti-poaching movie for Warner Brothers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the boys are hoping to give the film a Traffic-like edge to bring to light the harrowing dangers of the illegal practice.
The story was inspired by friends of Hardy's who are former Special Forces operatives that became anti-poaching fighters in South Africa and other countries. The idea is for the film to look at all arenas touched by the poaching world: from the front lines of defense, the poachers themselves, to how the exotic skins and furs end up in the highest houses of fashion in Paris, and beyond.
The film will be the first time all three actors team up, though Maguire and DiCaprio are longtime friends, as well as costars in Baz Lurhman's upcoming The Great Gatsby and DiCaprio worked with Hardy in Inception. Add to that the fact that DiCaprio is a long-time animal rights activist, and you've got yourself a do-gooder blockbuster to be.
The inclusion of Hardy in the A-Listers Boys' Club that is Maguire and DiCaprio signals another coup for Hardy's career, whose star is fast-approaching critical mass. Get ready for a lot of great acting and deep thought, America. Even without a writer attached yet, this sounds like it could be one to watch for in the future.
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