So, I think we officially have confirmation that Leonardo DiCaprio is not taking any kind of break from acting, at all. Ever. We just saw the amazing trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street, plus he’s got the JFK movie and the Rasputin biopic happening as well. And now, some news to make all the Django Unchained fans super happy– Jamie Foxx and Leo will be reuniting on the big screen in a new flick titled Mean Business on North Ganson Street. Based on what I’m hearing, it sounds like a buddy-cop, crime thriller, so I’m expecting good things. Click inside for more!
Complex has the deets:
Django Unchained co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx will reunite in a very different setting this year—according to Deadline, the two are attached to star in Warner Bros.’s newly acquired film Mean Business on North Ganson Street, which is based on an upcoming novel by S. Craig Zahler.
The book, which is being shopped around to publishers now, follows the story of a “hardened” detective (who will be played by DiCaprio) who is shipped off to a tiny Missouri town where violent crime is on the rise, and paired up with an “equally bad-assed detective” (Foxx), who “was demoted for publicly brutalizing a suspect.” When police officers start turning up dead execution-style, the two work together to solve the crime.
The script was also written by Zahler. In addition to starring, DiCaprio is attached to produce the film, alongside Jennifer Davisson Killoran.
Ha! I love that this book hasn’t even been published yet and the movie’s already in the works. Must be nice, S. Craig Zahler. Must be nice.
Leonardo and Jamie had some pretty epic scenes together in Django (although, to be fair, all of the scenes in Django were epic), so I’m definitely excited for this one. If they can get Samuel L. Jackson to make a cameo, it’ll be just like Django all over again… which is all I really want, apparently. LOL.
And, now that I think about it, I could be wrong about Leo’s work schedule. He’s got a lot of films in the works but he hasn’t actually started shooting any of them. He’s kind of chilling out right now, so he might be getting that break in after all. Still, with all these projects popping off we won’t have to miss him for long. This is a good thing.