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Leonardo DiCaprio Will 'Live By Night' In Dennis Lehane Adaptation For Warner Bros.

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 13, 2012 2:18 PM
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"Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Island." As far as book-to-film adaptations go, Dennis Lehane is batting a perfect 3-for-3, and with Warner Bros. behind two of those pictures, they are looking to score another success by enlisting Leonardo DiCaprio.

The studio has snapped up the rights to Lehane's "Live By Night" which is being developed as a vehicle for "Shutter Island" star DiCaprio. And....that's about it. The book doesn't hit shelves or Kindles (or whatever) until this fall, so a synopsis or logline is unavailable, but it's probably safe to say it will be dark and gritty and, if done right, worthy of awards attention when that time rolls around. And as usual, it's one of many, many, many projects that DiCaprio is eyeballing at any moment -- currently among them is "Satori" the thriller based on the book by Don Winslow (which the author recently told us is still at script stage, as he's working on it with Shane Salerno). The rest of the actor's year is booked up finishing "Django Unchained," shooting "The Wolf Of Wall Street" with Martin Scorsese and then doing some heavy promo for both 'Django' and "The Great Gatsby" this fall.

But either way, Leo has his pick of projects so no matter what's around the corner, we're looking forward to it.

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  • jingmei | April 14, 2012 11:17 PMReply

    Dennis Lehane's works have attracted to me since long ago.

  • Ryan | April 13, 2012 2:34 PMReply

    Damn DiCaprio is attached to like 30 projects

  • Oogle monster | April 13, 2012 11:23 PM

    Seriously! What happened to The Devil in the White City? That's the only one of his projects (that he hasn't filmed) that I was looking forward to... a real change of pace.

  • carrie | April 13, 2012 5:04 PM


  • Zack | April 13, 2012 2:27 PMReply

    Lehane is hands-dow my favorite author working today, so I'm extremely excited about this, especially considering how great all the previous Lehane adaptations have turned out.

  • Zack | April 13, 2012 2:29 PM

    *hands DOWN. Shit.

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