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Much of the marketing for Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant” has focused on the adventure drama’s visceral action and heart-pounding revenge story, but the latest TV spot released over the weekend shines a light on the film’s more spiritual side. Laying out the main character’s mission to avenge his son’s death and including some of the most angelic visuals we’ve seen so far, the clip above suggests “The Revenant” will be as much about faith and healing as it will be brutality and redemption.
Inspired by a true story, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as American explorer and fur trader Hugh Glass. After Glass is attacked by a bear, Tom Hardy’s John Fitzgerald murders his son and buries him alive, prompting the explorer to embark on an odyssey through the wilderness in pursuit of vengeance. Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter co-star.
“The Revenant” opens in select theaters December 25 before a nationwide expansion on January 8. Watch the latest TV spot above.