Another day, another Leonardo DiCaprio casting rumor courtesy of the industry trade papers.
According to Variety, DiCaprio is in early talks to star in "Body of Lies," a Warner Bros. adaptation of the new novel by David Ignatius. Ridley Scott is set to direct the project, while DiCaprio's "The Departed" screenwriter William Monahan would adapt.
DiCaprio will play a journalist-turned-CIA agent sent to Jordan to help track down an Al Quaeda leader.
Try not to get too immediately excited, though. Since the Oscars, the industry trades have reported a half-dozen upcoming projects each vying to be DiCaprio's next.
Variety implies that DiCaprio would shoot "Body of Lies" this fall after completing work on "Revolutionary Road," a Sam Mendes drama that will reunite him with "Titanic" co-star Kate Winslet.
Scott has actually been attached to "Body of Lies" since last spring, when the book was tentatively titled "Penetration" and he reportedly has begun scouting locations in Morocco.
DiCaprio and his production banner have also been attached to adaptations of "Blink" and "The Chancellor Manuscript," as well as to Martin Scorsese's long-discussed biopic "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt." But that's not all. DiCaprio has also been linked to "The Wolf of Wall Street" as another possible reunion with Scorsese and "Confession of Pain," which would also be written by Monahan.
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