Martin Scorsese's latest, Shutter Island, was originally a project for director David Fincher, who has made a career out of dark, psychological thrillers like Seven. It's an adaptation of the book written by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River).
Shutter Island stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as U.S. Marshals sent to investigate the disappearance of a patient from a mental hospital where the doctors (Ben Kingsley and Max von Sydow) are performing radical treatments. Posted 06.11.09 by Ryan
Universal and Mandalay will bring the first feature-length biopic of Frank Sinatra to the big screen, with the legendary Martin Scorsese directing. No actors are yet attached to the untitled project, but Leonardo DiCaprio should be considered a prime candidate, since he has starred in Scorsese's last four movies.
"Ol' Blue Eyes" received the small-screen treatment in 1992 with the TV miniseries Sinatra, which starred Philip Casnoff and won two Golden Globes. However, bringing a big-screen movie to fruition proved a daunting task. Executive producers Peter Guber and Cathy Schulman apparently worked for several years to acquire all the necessary rights to Sinatra's music and life story, Schulman told Variety:
The responsibility we are taking on to tell his story ... that wouldcause anyone to be very careful about who they grant these rights to.... Everyone knows that Marty Scorsese is a final-cut director. So there had to be a lot of trust that he would tell this story in a way that didn't destroy [Sinatra's] memory.
Speaking about the movie itself, Schulman added:
It's not a cradle-to-the-grave traditional portrait of the consecutiveevents in a man's life. Instead, it's more of a collage, and in many ways, it will feel like an album itself. It's a collection of various moments and impressions in his life, and together, we hope they'll tell the full story and present full themes.
The movie's screenwriter, Phil Alden Robinson, wrote and directed Field of Dreams. He's also executive producing with Sinatra's dauger, Tina Sinatra, and Gary LeMel, former president of worldwide music distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures. Posted 05.15.09 by reelz
Leonardo DiCaprio's getting some company for Christopher Nolan's Inception that reads like a who's who of indie movie all-stars. Variety reports that Warner Bros is negotiating with Juno's Ellen Page, La Vie En Rose's Marion Cotillard and Sunshine and Nolan semi-regular Cillian Murphy to join the cast of the Nolan-scripted sci fi thriller.
DiCaprio will play a CEO type, and Cotillard is reportedly playing his wife. Page will play a grad student that is DiCaprio's sidekick. Posted 04.05.09 by Ryan
Director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception, otherwise known as the movie that's keeping a sequel to The Dark Knight on hold, has found the star power it needs to compete on its tough opening day of July 16, 2010, the same opening day as possible superhero blockbuster Thor. Variety reports that Leonardo DiCaprio will join Nolan for the first time to star in the thriller about the "architecture of the mind."
If going up against Thor wasn't pressure enough, consider that Thor's director Kenneth Brannagh used to be married to Inception producer and Nolan's current wife, Emma Thompson. You sure you don't want to just make another Batman, Nolan? Posted 03.04.09 by reelz
Oh Leo, take comfort.
Leonardo DiCaprio and much of Revolutionary Road may have gotten left out of the Oscar race (restoring, for a brief moment, our faith in the Academy), but the pretty boy's girlfriend is doing well. Bar Refaeli, an Israel model and GF to Leo, has scored the cover of Sport Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue. On the cover, a tan (surprise), busty (surprise) Refaeli appears in a skimpy (surprise) bikini (surprise), the bottoms of which she teasingly pulls down (sorta surprise).
There's probably a joke to made here about the awards race and Refaeli's golden globes, but we're going to rise above it. Like Cate Blanchett, we're keeping it classy. Posted 02.10.09 by reelz
Kate Winslet tells People.com she had a "total meltdown" while her husband Sam Mendes was directing her in a sex scene with Leo DiCaprio for the upcoming Revolutionary Road. Apparently Mendes was giving her too many detailed instructions about where her hands should be and things like that. Admittedly, this is a small demographic, but just in case you happen to be a director married to a movie star, you can learn from Mendes' mistakes. Some rules to follow:
1) Make sure you give your wife's co-star some instructions too, so she doesn't feel like she's the only one doing things wrong.
2) Don't be afraid to let her improvise a little; a little extra film footage is much cheaper than a divorce.
3) Never, ever, ever tell her her posterior looks fat out of those jeans. Posted 12.03.08 by reelz
Leo DiCaprio, currently on a worldwide publicity tour promoting Body of Lies, is beginning to look a lot like James Lipton. Posted 11.21.08 by reelz
On the heels of Marc Forster's recent announcement that he has turned down a third Bond outing, the Quantum of Solace director is reportedly close to a deal to direct the American remake of Korea's Die Bad (insert Die Hard joke here).
The four short films that made up the Korean feature will be combined into a single drama set in Philadelphia. Writer Brad Ingelsby calls the tale an "epic story of friendship."
The young scribe also has Leonardo DiCaprio and Ridley Scott attached to his original script The Low Dweller and is writing an adaptation of DC Comics' The Sleeper for Warner Bros.
Source: Variety Posted 11.05.08 by reelz
Two new character posters for Ridley Scott's Body of Lies have been released, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe, both wearing sunglasses in what appears to be night. Click the thumbnails for the larger version and check out Body of Lies in theaters October 10, 2008. Posted 09.25.08 by reelz
A decade ago, a headline like the one above would have elicited a hearty laugh. But with more "serious actor" types like Christian Bale, Edward Norton and Robert Downey Jr. gravitating toward big-budget comic book flicks, the prospect of Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio donning the red, white and blue tights as the patriotic superhero Captain America is no longer so absurd.
According to LatinoReview.com, Marvel Studios has yet to approach Leo for the role; they've simply placed him atop their wish list. Still, the mere possibility is more than enough to inspire furious debate on fanboy discussion boards everywhere. Personally, I think Leo's voice is a bit too whiny for Steve Rogers/Captain America. Plus, his oversized noggin might prove a tad distracting while in costume, dwarfing Cap's iconic shield. Disagree? Discuss.
Source: LatinoReview via JoBlo.com Posted 06.13.08 by reelz