Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Tobey Maguire Making Anti-Poaching Drama

August 28, 2012


Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and Tobey Maguire. For: basketball games, good times with friends. Against: animal trafficking.

With the prior point already well-documented with paparazzi photos and smilez, the stars of Inception and The Great Gatsby are now getting to work on publicizing the latter with an untitled poaching drama being set up at Warner Bros. Taking the daring stance that poaching is totally not okay, the film is said to be "in the vein of Traffic," with multiple stories intersecting to "look at everything from the ground war on poachers in the African savanna to how animal material ends up in the fashion houses of Paris." It's not certain if any of the actors will star, but the search is already on for a writer to develop their story.

DiCaprio is a longtime fighter for animal rights, having donated a million dollar to the Wildlife Conservation Society, fought for the freedom of a tiger held captive in Louisiana, and most recently becoming the International Fund for Animal Welfare's spokesman in their elephant protection campaign; Hardy is said to have made friends with some former special ops guy who later got involved in the fight against poaching, and through them has been getting more involved himself; Maguire just didn't want to be left out of this. He's already annoyed nobody told him they're all going to start wearing baseball caps to games now.

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