Rumours are rife that Leonardo DiCaprio could be set to join another period western: Todd Field's The Creed Of Violence.
We say another, as DiCaprio is set to play villain Calvin Candie in Quentin Taratino's Django Unchained (there still hasn't been a 100% official confirmation on that casting, but it seems to be taken as a given now).
According to an unnamed source in a Los Angeles Times report, DiCaprio is reportedly interested in starring in The Creed Of Violence, which is based on a novel by Boston Teran.
Set in 1910, the story takes place in Mexico during the revolution. A criminal named Rawbone tries to smuggle weapons into Mexico, but he is caught and accompanied by a government agent with whom he shares a mysterious past.
It's said that Leo could potentially end up playing either role. Director Todd Field (In The Bedroom, Little Children) has been developing the project for some time, although DiCaprio's involvement could obviously speed things up.
Field's previous works have been very interesting character-orientated numbers, so it'd be intriguing to see what he could do with this kind of genre property.
DiCaprio, who starred in Sam Raimi's western The Quick And The Dead, has recently finished up on Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, and he has Django… and The Great Gatsby lined up, so it's possible that Creed… might not happen in the near future.
Expect the long-gestating project to suddenly become a lot more high-profile if DiCaprio does come aboard though…
Source: Los Angeles Times
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