Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, David Grann and Apple together again in ‘The Wager’

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will return to work for Apple Studios in a new film adaptation of a non-fiction novel written by David Grann: The One. ‘The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder’. This work recounts the events we know as the HMS Wager Mutiny, the succession of events that occurred to the crew of the English ship HMS Wager after running aground north of the island that today bears his name, on May 14, 1741 in the Region of Aysán, until the return to England of the survivors. Only 29 crew members and 7 marines returned to England out of a total of 248 men on the ship, a merchant ship that was later purchased by the Royal Navy to serve as logistical transport for Anson’s round-the-world voyage. an expedition destined to attack the Spanish possessions in the Pacific Ocean during the war of the Seat. DiCaprio to be its main protagonist while Scorsese will be its director. In turn, both will produce it through their respective companies, Appian Way Productions and Sikelia Productions, along with Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas of Imperative Entertainment and Jennifer Davisson (DiCaprio’s partner). For its part, Apple Studios will manage the distribution of the future film worldwide through Apple TV +. DiCaprio, Scorsese, Grann, Apple and Imperative Entertainment have pending the premiere of their previous joint collaboration, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon‘, a film that Deadline has assured this week it seems that it will not be released this year as planned. According to the aforementioned medium, the intention right now is that its world premiere will take place at the next edition of the Cannes Film Festival, in May 2023. In addition, and with very good judgment, Apple would be negotiating with Paramount Pictures with the intention of distributing the film , with an estimated budget of $200 million, in theaters around the world before or at the same time as its exclusive release on Apple TV+. An initiative that we hope will come to fruition and that the company could also put into practice with other of its future great Apple Original Films such as ‘Hacia la libertad’, ‘Argylle’, ‘Ghosted’ or ‘Napolen’, to name four of the more expensive (and more difficult to monetize only through a streaming platform).