The film is a new revenge thriller based on the Michael Punke novel of the same name. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Hugh Glass, a real-life 1800s frontiersman left for dead and robbed after a bear attack. A deserted and defenseless Glass survives the ordeal, and sets out on a treacherous path of revenge.
Hardy previously starred with DiCaprio in Christopher Nolan's Inception. The actor will appear in a number of upcoming films, including The Drop with late star James Gandolfini and Mad Max: Fury Road.
The Revenant is scheduled for release in 2015.