Leonardo DiCaprio up for Dennis Lehane adaptation Live By Night

His Appian Way productions will produce

Leonardo DiCaprio has added another possible starring project to his impossibly busy schedule: Dennis Lehane adaptation Live By Night.

Warner Bros has nabbed the option, and DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, is producing.

The novel, which goes on sale later this year, is a Prohibition-era period piece, featuring characters from Lehane's earlier novel The Given Day according to Deadline's report.

DiCaprio's next project is expected to be The Wolf Of Wall Street with Martin Scorsese (which would make it their fifth film together). Also on his plate is Todd Field's Creed Of Violence, though that's yet to be confirmed.

He'll next be seen in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, and Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby (another Prohibition-era tale).

We'll always keep a close eye on any DiCaprio project, but considering how his last Lehane adaptation (Shutter Island) turned out, we feel its safe to get reasonably over-excited about this one…

Would you watch any film that DiCaprio chose to star in? Comment now!


    • MikeyRix

      Apr 15th 2012, 10:55

      "but considering how his last Lehane adaptation (Shutter Island) turned out" - What, unimpressive? It was a good film, it was just a poor book adaptation...Yes, there is a difference :)

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    • FBSDhondt

      Apr 15th 2012, 12:09

      @ MikeyRix. Agree it was a good film, even more so because it was adapted from quite a lame book (yes I read it). So I'm glad the tone of Shutter Island was one of impressive style over content, because the content alone would've been poor.

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    • joker16

      Apr 15th 2012, 15:42

      @Mikey & FBS Shutter Island was fantastic.

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    • bencobra

      Apr 18th 2012, 17:28

      It was a poor adaptation of Lehane's book. Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone are far better adaptations

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