Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are coming back again for a new film adaptation of David Grann’s non-fiction book, The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder. The movie project is set up at Apple Original Films, which produced Scorsese’s upcoming movie, Killers of the Flower Moon.
Scorcese will direct The Wager and DiCaprio will star. The story is set in the 1740s, the movie “is set in motion when a patched-together boat with 30 emaciated men landed on the coast of Brazil. The men were the surviving crew of a British ship that was chasing a Spanish vessel and had crashed onto an island in South America’s Patagonia region. Their tales of surviving the seas and elements made them heroes.”
It’s explained that “six months later another vessel, even more, beat up than the first one, ended up on the coat of Chile, this one with three men. These new sailors charged that the other men were actually mutineers. As accusations and counter-accusations flew, the British Admiralty set a special trial to uncover the truth of what exactly happened on the island, exposing a story of not just a captain and crew struggling to survive while battling some of the most extreme elements on the planet, but also battling their own human natures.”