As Oscar season approaches, more news about Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's latest film "The Revenant" has been revealed.

It has been known that the film took months to shoot and that cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki used natural light to shoot the majority of the project. It was also revealed that due to the rigorous production schedule, Tom Hardy was forced to leave "Suicide Squad." However, no firsthand accounts of the shoot have been revealed until now.

In a new interview with Angelina Jolie, Domhnall Gleeson spoke about the work he had to do in the film and Inarritu's approach. He said, "Yes, that was insane. Alejandro [González Iñárritu] told us at the beginning, 'I want you to be in pain.' Everyone held up a glass of wine. We thought we were going to cheer the journey ahead of us. And Alejandro started by saying, 'I want you all to be in pain.' So then it was, 'Oh, cheers?' Like, a cheers with a question mark is never a good way to start a film. And he just put us through the sh*t. But it looks beautiful, and that ended up being a beautiful experience."

Gleeson added that the shoot took seven months and that it felt longer than shooting "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Gleeson also revealed a plot synopsis and said, "It's based on a true story. Hugh Glass, who is played by Leo DiCaprio ... Leo's playing a fur trapper in the 1820s who was attacked by a bear and they had to choose whether to leave him behind -- he was almost dead -- or bring him with them. So two stayed behind to look after him, but then they buried him alive basically. But then he crawled across this huge portion of the country to get revenge on them. It's kind of crazy."

The film is one of the most anticipated films of the year and it is expected to be a huge awards player. DiCaprio is already receiving buzz for his work and based on Inarritu's track record with the Academy, this could very well be a Best Picture nominee.

Out of Inarritu's five films up to this point, two have been nominated for Best Picture and one has won. That film is "Birdman," which won last year. However, his other three have all received some type of nomination. "21 Grams" took home two acting nominations while "Biutiful" and "Amores Perros" garnered nominations for Best Foreign Film. "Babel," his other Best Picture nominee, won a Best Score award.

While streaks are hard to maintain, "The Revenant" seems deemed to be an awards player especially since it is being released in December in limited release and will shortly expand nationwide.

The film also stars Will Poulter, Lukas Haas and Tom Hardy. "The Revenant" was written by Inarritu and Mark L. Smith.