August 3, 2006

Wherabouts: Leonardo DiCaprio

I feel like we're due for another "Leo in period costume" film. The closest we may get anytime soon is seeing him play a young Teddy Roosevelt in next year's The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, directed by Martin Scorsese and based on the book by Edmund Morris. He'll also supposedly play a part in the adaptation of Malcolm Gladwell's Blink, a series of short stories detailing how people are often forced to make snap decisions in the blink of an eye. (Syriana writer/director Steven Gaghan directs that one.) Leo's also set to play Peter Chancellor in Robert Ludlum's The Chancellor Manuscript, about an author who gets tangled up in Washington politics and a blackmail plot to alter U.S. policy.

Finally, I remember hearing that DiCaprio was in talks to play Robert Jordan in my favorite Hemingway novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls. That's news from a while back, however, and I'm not sure that ever panned out. I think he'd be great in it. (And it's about time they did a remake. The last one starred Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman.) Speaking of Hemingway, have you heard about the controversy surrounding his six-toed cats? Shouldn't the USDA have better things to do with their time (and our money)? -- Amy

2 comments:

  1. Don't forget about the new Scorcese movie he's in--The Departed. I think it's coming out this fall. And it was filmed up the street from me! But no star sightings. I think it takes place in the 40s?

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  2. You're so right! In all cases, I must defer to the person who once had a Jack Dawson pillowcase (if memory serves me.) -- Amy

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