Hardy, Maguire and DiCaprio Producing an Animal Trafficking Drama
That's right. Howard Hughes, Spider-Man and Bane are teaming up for one movie. No it's not the worst crossover film you've ever heard of, but rather a collaboration three actors coming together as producers to craft a film with a compelling story and a cause. THR has word that Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy are teaming up to produce an animal trafficking drama, in the same vein as Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, that takes a dramatic from look at everything from the ground war on poachers in the African savanna to how animal material ends up in the fancy fashion houses of Paris. More below!
DiCaprio and Maguire have been friends for awhile, each with strong animal rights opinions. As for Hardy, aside from working with DiCaprio on Inception, he came up with the idea after hearing stories from friends who were Special Forces operatives, but became anti-poaching fighters in South Africa and elsewhere around the world. At this time the trio is only producing the film, but they could end up starring as well. With this kind of star power backing the film, a stellar cast and budget could likely be assembled to craft another Oscar worthy drama just like Traffic. If anything, it'll be nice to have a project with a focus on animal rights and abuse that doesn't involve that sad Sarah McLachlan commercial. Thoughts?