A little while back we learned that Leonardo DiCaprio was planning to take a ‘long, long break’ from acting. The actor spoke out in an interview about being completely drained after his last few projects, and said that he hoped to spend some of his free time working on environmental change. I was bummed by the news (having seen his brilliant performance in Django Unchained shortly before the story came out), but I’m also all for people taking time to themselves. Anyhoo, it looks like the break might not be so long after all, as he’s already being eyed for a new project. Click inside to learn more!
Complex has the story:
Looks like Leonardo DiCaprio‘s “long, long break” from acting may not be so long after all. According toDeadline, Warner Bros. has just acquired the rights to Michael Armour‘s upcoming novel The Road Home, and has enlisted Crazy Heart helmer Scott Cooper to write, direct, and produce with the production company DiCaprio shares with Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Appian Way.
Apparently the project is being eyed as a “potential starring vehicle” for DiCaprio.
The book is set during the Great Depression, and follows the story of a man named Creek who is living on the coast of Central California and suffering from post-traumatic stress due to World War I. He eventually finds himself in the middle of a huge scandal when he begins investigating the murder of a local man.
Nothing has been confirmed regarding DiCaprio starring in the film, but either way it does look like his name will be attached to the project in some form.
So, ‘a man named Creek who is living on the coast of Central California and suffering from post-traumatic stress due to World War I’? Yeah, I could see Leo being pretty spectacular with this one. Plus, he’s due for that Oscar! Maybe this will be THE role, lol.
Either way, the project sounds interesting and I’m excited to hear more. And if Leo‘s company is producing, then that’s a good sign as well.