Warner Bros to Promote Two Anti-Poaching Pictures Produced By and Possibly Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Tobey Maguire

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Warner Bros. is taking the lead on anti-poaching films with some big names attached.  Two projects focusing on the illegal poaching of endangered animals in Africa will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, Tom Hardy’s Executive Options and Tobey Maguire’s Material Pictures.  We previously reported on this back in August, but it looks as if the premise might have evolved. The first of these pictures, written by Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) based off an idea by Hardy, will be set up as a star vehicle for The Dark Knight Rises actor.  The untitled picture will be set in Africa with Hardy as a special forces soldier who signs on with his friend to train anti-poaching personnel in the Zimbabwe bush.  Hardy’s character falls in love with the land and the animals he is trying to protect, which spells doom for the poachers.  For news on the second picture, hit the jump.

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