Leonardo DiCaprio Pairs With Warner Bros. For JFK Film
Leonardo DiCaprio and Warner Bros. are partnering to make a film from the non-fiction book Legacy of Secrecy by Kamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann. The book is an account of the assassination of JFK and goes into detail about how the Mafia was responsible for his death. It contains FBI files from the Nation Archives, as well as a confession from Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello stating that he ordered JFK’s assassination.
DiCaprio wil play FBI informant Jack Van Laningham, who was placed by the FBI to befriend Marcello who, at the time, was the ruler of organized crime in Louisiana and most of Texas. Marcello died in 1993, and this will be the first time that he is the subject of a motion picture.
DiCaprio, along with his father George DiCaprio are producing the film under Leonardo’s production company Appian Way. According to Leo’s PR firm “an acclaimed director who has previously worked with Leonardo has expressed interest in directing the film”.
That could mean several directors: Scorsese, Spielberg, Eastwood? No one knows yet. The film is going to be released just in time for the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death; Warner Bros. is looking at a release date of 2013.
Stay tuned for more details!
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