Well, it’s not something that you read every day…
An article from news site The Drudge Report has made the wild claim that during the shooting of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new Western, The Revenant, leading man DiCaprio was raped by a bear (twice!) According to the report, “Some in the audience escaped to the exits” during a scene where DiCaprio must apparently fend off more than just a mauling. 20th Century Fox have promptly stepped in to deny the allegation, stating “the bear in the film is a female who attacks Hugh Glass because she feels he might be threatening her cubs“. Journalists from various outlets have also come to the studio’s aid, debunking the rumours from The Drudge Report.
The Revenant is the latest film from Alejandro González Iñárritu, the director of the critically-acclaimed Birdman. Inspired by true events, it features Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role as Hugh Glass, a frontiersman and explorer who, in 1823, is abandoned by his expedition and left to survive the winter wilderness of the American frontier alone. Starring alongside DiCaprio are Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter. Check out the trailer below for a more detailed picture of Iñárritu’s Western Epic, due for release January 8, 2016.