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Leonardo DiCaprio to possibly star in an adaptation of a new novel from the author of Shutter Island

04.16.2012

Leonardo DiCaprio in Shutter Island

Dennis Lehane has received quite the quality treatment in Hollywood - MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE, and SHUTTER ISLAND were all made with the involvement of top notch talent and performed rather well both critically and commercially.  The latter starred Leonardo DiCaprio, and as he performance was one of the better parts about that film it gives me great pleasure to report that Warner Bros has acquired the rights to another Lehane novel on DiCaprio's behalf. 

LIVE BY NIGHT, to be published this fall, concerns the story of several characters from Lehane's novel THE GIVEN DAY as they make their way through Prohibition and 1920s America.  Leonard DiCaprio is one of the most in-demand actors working today and currently has plans to shoot THE WOLF OF WALL STREET towards the end of this summer.  But perhaps by the time he's done filming, LIVE BY NIGHT will have had enough time to drum up some buzz and production can get rolling in order to capitalize on said buzz.  

So while we wait to see if LIVE BY NIGHT ends up being DiCaprio's next project after THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, who do you think would be a good fit to direct that DiCaprio has either 1) never worked with or 2) only worked with once before?

Extra Tidbit: Then again, perhaps more story details are needed in order to know who might be best to helm this material. That being said, I'd love to see DiCaprio work with Michael Mann at some point.

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