Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese set to reunite for the SIXTH time

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese set to reunite for the SIXTH time on upcoming survival drama The Wager

Frequent collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will be reuniting again for an adaptation of the non-fiction novel The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder.

The movie’s rights were picked up by Apple Original Films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

To date Leonardo, 47, and Martin, 79 have worked on five films together – making this project their sixth.

The novel, which was penned by David Grann, is not even out yet and is currently scheduled to be released in April of next year.

They're back! Frequent collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will be reuniting for an adaptation of the non-fiction novel The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder; they are seen in 2019

They’re back! Frequent collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will be reuniting for an adaptation of the non-fiction novel The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder; they are seen in 2019

The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder is set in the 1740s and is centered on a group of sailors who became famous for surviving a shipwreck and landing on the coast of Brazil after spending time on a remote island.

However, the arrival was complicated when, six months later, another group of survivors landed in Chile and alleged that the men were mutineers.

A special trial was later convened by the British Admiralty in order to find out what really happened during the sailors’ time in the wild.

The media outlet noted that the trial would expose ‘a story of not just a captain and crew struggling to survive while battling some the most extreme elements on the planet, but also battling their own human natures.’ 

Storyline: The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder is set in the 1740s and is centered on a group of sailors who became famous for surviving a shipwreck and landing on the coast of Brazil after spending time on a remote island; the collaborators are seen in 2018

Storyline: The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder is set in the 1740s and is centered on a group of sailors who became famous for surviving a shipwreck and landing on the coast of Brazil after spending time on a remote island; the collaborators are seen in 2018

In addition to starring in and directing the feature, DiCaprio and Scorcese will serve as the feature’s producers.

The Wager’s release date has not been revealed to the public as of yet.

The much-celebrated duo initially began collaborating during the production of 2000’s Gangs of New York.

The two went on to reunite for The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street.

All together now: The pair also collaborated with Scorcese's longtime friend, Robert De Niro, for the 2015 short feature The Audition, which also starred Brad Pitt; DiCaprio is seen with De Niro in May

All together now: The pair also collaborated with Scorcese’s longtime friend, Robert De Niro, for the 2015 short feature The Audition, which also starred Brad Pitt; DiCaprio is seen with De Niro in May

The pair also collaborated with Scorcese’s longtime friend, Robert De Niro, for the 2015 short feature The Audition, which also starred Brad Pitt.

The director and the actor are currently preparing for the release of their newest film, Killers of the Flower Moon.

The feature is based on the 2017 novel of the same name, which was also written by Grann.

The film is set in the 1920s and is centered on an investigation into the mysterious murders of several members of the Osage tribe of Native Americans.

Getting ready: The director and the actor are currently preparing for the release of their newest film, Killers of the Flower Moon; the latter is seen in 2020

Getting ready: The director and the actor are currently preparing for the release of their newest film, Killers of the Flower Moon; the latter is seen in 2020

DiCaprio will star as Ernest Burkhart, while De Niro, 78, will portray cattleman William Hale.

Also set to appear in the forthcoming movie are Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser and John Lithgow.

Physical production on the feature commenced last April, with filming primarily taking place in Oklahoma.

Killers of the Flower Moon is currently scheduled to be released at an unspecified date in 2023. 

In the future: Killers of the Flower Moon is currently scheduled to be released at an unspecified date in 2023; Scorcese is seen in 2019

In the future: Killers of the Flower Moon is currently scheduled to be released at an unspecified date in 2023; Scorcese is seen in 2019

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