Â DiCaprio adds â€œLiesâ€ to his Slate –Ridley Scott film latest penciled in Leoâ€™s crazy calendar
By Damara Popoola for HollywoodToday
HOLLYWOOD, CA (rushprnews)April 11, 2007 â€” With half a dozen projects already being buzzed about, can golden boy Leonardo DiCaprio possibly have time for another? Well heâ€™s making time to reunite with â€œDepartedâ€ writer William Monahan on the adaptation of the David Ignatius novel, â€œBody of Liesâ€. Ridley Scott (â€œGladiator,â€ â€œAlienâ€) will direct and DiCaprio, still glowing from his â€œDepartedâ€ glory, will play an ex-journalist turned CIA agent whoâ€™s sent to work with Jordanâ€™s intelligence chief to track an Al-Qaeda leader rumored to be planning attacks against America.
While the deal is still being negotiated, DiCaprio has already blocked off time in his busy schedule for the flick: heâ€™ll film in the fall after completing Sam Mendesâ€™ â€œRevolutionary Roadâ€ with â€œTitanicâ€ co-star Kate Winslet. â€œRoadâ€ is based on Richard Yatesâ€™ 1961 novel about a content suburban couple battling their true desires and the need to conform in post-war America. It films this summer with a tentative 2009 release date.
Want to schedule lunch with Leo? Youâ€™ll have to wait until 2010. But to schedule a film all you apparently have to do is email it in to his Outlook calendar. For instance, heâ€™s also got environmental documentary â€œ11th Hourâ€ wrapped and ready for a 2007 release, one of the only small budget films in his slate of major studio productions.
It has also been announced that DiCaprio may be pairing for a third and fourth time with Scorsese, this time on a possible film based on Edmund Morrisâ€™s â€œThe Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. DiCaprio would no doubt be up for the role of young Teddy in the film with a screenplay commissioned from Nicholas Meyer.
Another potential project is â€œThe Wolf of Wall Streetâ€, a film adaptation of Jordan Belfortâ€™s upcoming tell-all. Again, nothing is official, but Scorsese could direct with DiCaprio playing Belfort, a Long Island stockbroker who served 20 months in prison for refusing to be an informant in a widespread securities fraud case.
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