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Leonardo DiCaprio may roam the Old West in The Creed of Violence

Jul. 30, 2011by: Dave Davis

Leonardo DiCaprio has jumped around lots of different time frames during his career, but he hasn't spent many of his fictional days in the Old West.

Perhaps his current involvement as the villain in Quentin Tarantino's Western (or "Southern") DJANGO UNCHAINED stimulated his interest in the period when men wandered the frontier with six-guns on their hips, which the actor hasn't visited since THE QUICK AND THE DEAD.

According to the LA Times, Leo is considering THE CREED OF VIOLENCE, based on a book by Boston Teran. The movie will be directed by Todd Field (LITTLE CHILDREN) and tell "the 1910-era story of a criminal named Rawbone who tries to take a cache of weapons into Mexico as part of the country's revolution but is caught and then accompanied by government agent Lourdes who, it turns out, shares a secret past with him."

Apparently DiCaprio would have his choice between the two characters (although unless the script deviates from the book, there is a significant age difference between Rawbone and Lourdes, and for a very good reason).

Extra Tidbit: Field (who also played piano for EYES WIDE SHUT's orgy) was previously trying to get an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's grisly Western novel BLOOD MERIDIAN to the screen. James Franco most recently wanted to take a shot at it himself.
Source: LA Times

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7:05AM on 07/31/2011
To be fair to Dave, the "spoiler" is mentioned in a couple of reviews and the synopsis from Publisher's Weekly. Even reading the back of the novel gives you a pretty good idea.
This would be a great film for Leo and it's about time Field got back to work. He's much better suited to Blood Meridian than is James Franco.
To be fair to Dave, the "spoiler" is mentioned in a couple of reviews and the synopsis from Publisher's Weekly. Even reading the back of the novel gives you a pretty good idea.
This would be a great film for Leo and it's about time Field got back to work. He's much better suited to Blood Meridian than is James Franco.
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4:39AM on 07/31/2011
Come on Dave what's with the spoiler? I bet you'd have ruined Empire Strikes Back had you been given the chance.
Come on Dave what's with the spoiler? I bet you'd have ruined Empire Strikes Back had you been given the chance.
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3:12AM on 07/31/2011
Sounds great and its about time Field directed another film.
Sounds great and its about time Field directed another film.
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2:19AM on 07/31/2011
"significant age difference... for a very good reason"
Subtle spoiler, moron.
"significant age difference... for a very good reason"
Subtle spoiler, moron.
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6:03PM on 07/30/2011

What did Paul mean (for a very good reason)

I bet money Lourdes is Rawbones father! I honestly dont know.
I bet money Lourdes is Rawbones father! I honestly dont know.
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2:06PM on 07/30/2011
I can't wait to see him in Django...
I can't wait to see him in Django...
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12:52PM on 07/30/2011

Good Call Mr. Sandman!

That seems like a big 'ol spoiler to me. IDK what Dave was thinking. I mean I can not imagine what the relationship between the two could ever be. *smdh*
That seems like a big 'ol spoiler to me. IDK what Dave was thinking. I mean I can not imagine what the relationship between the two could ever be. *smdh*
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11:49AM on 07/30/2011

"significant age difference between Rawbone and Lourdes, and for a very good reason"

hmm... well that didn't tell me anything I shouldn't know...
hmm... well that didn't tell me anything I shouldn't know...
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1:57AM on 07/31/2011
Yeah I was kinda pissed to read that... wish he'd go back and edit it.
Yeah I was kinda pissed to read that... wish he'd go back and edit it.