No specific word on who would play Laningham, but the Playlist understandably presumes it would be DiCaprio. The film is based on the book by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann, and adapting it has long been a passion project for DiCaprio's father, George.
November of this year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination, and a number of JFK-oriented projects have wheels spinning. "Parkland," starring a sprawling cast including Paul Giamatti, Jacki Weaver and Billy Bob Thornton, and produced by Tom Hanks, went into production in January, and centers on the chaotic events at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day of the president's shooting.
Meanwhile, Cate Blanchett has just joined the cast of David Mamet's "Blackbird," currently being shopped to foreign buyers at Cannes, which is a contemporary-set thriller following a woman who discovers her father played a role in the conspiracy.