Oscar-nominated movie star Leonardo DiCaprio will be returning to Alberta to shoot his next film, a revenge Western called The Revenant, the Calgary Herald has learned.

Sources say the film will be shot in both B.C. and Alberta, likely in the fall. No firm dates or locations have been confirmed, but sources say production officials have already opened an office in Vancouver and are looking for space in Calgary.

“It’s anticipated a shooting schedule in the October to March range,” said the source about the Alberta shoot. “Eighty days of shooting.”

According to movie-industry news sources, it will be directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, best known for dramas such as 21 Grams, Babel and Biutiful. Actors Tom Hardy and Will Poulter, best known for his role in the comedy We’re the Millers, will co-star.

DiCaprio and Hardy were in Alberta in 2010 to shoot Christopher Nolan’s big-budget spectacle Inception.

Based on a novel by Michael Punke, the film “centers on the 1820s’ story of a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, who set out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling,” according to Internet Movie Database.

Los Angeles Times reports that Emmanuel Lubezki, the Oscar-winning cinematographer who shot Gravity, has also signed on for the project.

Source:CalgaryHerald

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio will host a charity fundraiser in St Tropez later this month.

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The Wolf of Wall Street actor will stage the inaugural Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation St Tropez Gala on July 23 to support environmental causes, reports contactmusic.com.

The event is set to be one of the “most glamorous, talked-about and exclusive events” of the summer.

An email asking people to buy tickets reportedly read, “By attending and supporting this event you will not only be part of what will without a doubt be the most glamorous, talked-about and exclusive event of the summer, but even more importantly, your support will go directly to saving the earth.

The event will be held at the Domaine Bertaud Belieu rosé winery.

Source: NDTV

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The Hollywood star pledged $7 million towards the establishment of marine reserves at a State Department event. The Wolf of Wall Street star unveiled the pledge at the State Department’s “Our Ocean” conference, saying the sum would go toward “meaningful” ocean conservation projects over the next two years, funding organizations and communities that are establishing marine reserves.

DiCaprio spoke on the same day it emerged President Obama would significantly expand marine sanctuary protections in the Pacific Ocean. While the actor applauded the Obama administration’s work on marine conservation, he said more needed to be done by the world’s governments to protect the fragile ocean environment.

Source: Time

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amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI - Dinner

Leonardo DiCaprio auctioned off a trip to the moon with him in 2015 for 700,000 Euros (close to $1 million) at the annual amfAR auction at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc near Cannes, France on Thursday. The money from the auction is donated to AIDS research.

Other auctioned items from the evening included a 1967 Andy Warhol painting of Marilyn Monroe (for 350,000 euros), a 1968 Picasso painting (for 380,000 euros) and a 10,000-year-old fossil coated in steel by Damien Hirst (for 11 million euros). Lana del Rey performed at the beginning of the night, and Robin Thicke closed, Variety reports.

The charity raised $38 million overall, a record for the fundraiser.

Source: Time.com

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Formula E, the new environmentally-friendly racing alternative to Formula One based in the UK, has received another boost with €50 million (£41 million) of funding.

The all-electric series, which will reveal its 40 new cars on Thursday at Donnington Park, begins around the “Bird’s Nest” Olympic Park in Beijing in September.

While organizers have claimed they are not treading on F1′s toes, they are at pains to emphasize the relevance of the technology, while F1 continues to bicker about whether to continue its “green” venture.

Californian technology company Qualcomm and Amura Capital, an Andorran private equity firm, are the main new backers.

The formula will race around 10 street circuits across the world for the 2014-15 season, with one in London.

Source: telegraph

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Special thanks to Sarah for the alert on this.

Warner Bros is setting Chris Sparling to adapt the bestselling Jo Nesbo crime novel Blood On Snow for Daniel Espinosa to direct and Leonardo DiCaprio to produce and potentially star in. Sparling is best known for scripting the Ryan Reynolds-in-a-coffin thriller Buried, and he generated what looks to be one of the hot sales titles at Cannes. He scripted Sea Of Trees, the film that Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe will star in for director Gus Van Sant. He’s written several other scripts he plans to direct.

The studio set up Blood On Snow last March for Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran to produce with Kevin McCormick’s Langley Park. Jo Nesbo and Niclas Salomonsson are executive producers on the project. This is a two-book series that the Norwegian crime novelist Nesbo wrote under the pseudonym Tom Johansson. Knopf will publish them in the U.S. It revolves around a hit man who’s forced to go into hiding after he fails on a job and finds himself on the run with his intended target, who unfortunately happens to be his boss’ wife.

Source: Deadline

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New scans from F Magazine and thanks to Willy for donating a scan from Veronica Magazine.

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Following up on a $3 million grant he made to protect ocean habitats earlier this year, Leonardo DiCaprio has flexed the financial power of his environmental foundation yet again with a $1 million gift to save elephants. The money, announced at a benefit honoring Save the Elephants Founder and CEO Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, will directly fund initiatives on the ground to curb poaching threats throughout the world.

“Elephant poaching is a brutal crisis, with more than 30,000 elephants killed last year alone,” DiCaprio said in a statement. “The decimation of these animals is something we have the power to stop, and the Elephant Crisis Fund is a crucial part of the solution. I am honored to support them and recognize Dr. Douglas-Hamilton for his lifelong commitment to protecting this species.”

Despite not attending the gala, DiCaprio’s massive gift proved to be an inspiring force — rallying those at the Malibu event to match the donation by raising another $1 million.

“The only future for elephants is for governments, organizations and individuals to join together in their support. What we have seen in Los Angeles has given us greater hope than ever, as a generous donation by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation was matched by this astonishing community,” said Douglas-Hamilton.

Source:MNN

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New scans from Public and Carrefour Savior thanks to Mag for sending those in to us.

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