Martin Scorsese will be directing The Wager, a new movie on Apple TV+ starring Leonardo DiCaprio. This is the two men’s second collaboration for the streaming service, their first being the film Killers Of The Flower Moon which will see the light of day in 2023.
The new film will be an adaptation of the book The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder by David Grann. Apple TV+ has secured the rights to the book, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Several employees and companies who have worked on Killers Of The Flower Moon will find themselves on the new project.
Wager’s story is set in the 1740s, when a patched-up boat with 30 emaciated men landed on the coast of Brazil. These men were the survivors of a British ship that was pursuing a Spanish vessel and crashed on an island in the Patagonia region of South America. Their tales of surviving the seas and the elements have made them heroes.
There is currently no information on the filming date, release date or the rest of the cast of The Wager on Apple TV+. It makes you wonder if the film will see the light of day in 2023. It seems unlikely, it will certainly have to wait until 2024.