Shipwreck drama ‘The Wager’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Martin Scorsese will come to Apple TV+

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Director Martin Scorsese, who recently worked on “Killers of the Flower Moon,” for Apple TV+, have already picked up another project for the streaming service. According to a new report, the two are set to work together on a new shipwreck thriller titled “The Wager.”

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Apple TV+ project ‘The Wager’ in early days of production

The film is based on a book written by David Grann titled “The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder.” As reported by Deadline, it has been picked up by Apple TV+.

The film set in the 1740s will watch as the British naval ship the Wager is wrecked on a desolate island off the tip of South America, with the captain and crew then struggling to survive and maintain order while battling not only the most extreme elements but their own human natures.

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As of right now, the book has not been adapted into a screenplay. However, Deadline reports that Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will serve as producers for Imperative Entertainment, along with Scorsese for Sikelia Productions and DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson for Appian Way Productions, with Eden Productions’ Richard Plepler serving as executive producer.

As of right now, no release date has been set for “The Wager,” as the project is still in the early days of production. It is widely expected that the film will premiere in theaters and on Apple TV+ in 2023 or by 2024 at the latest.

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