Leonardo DiCaprio takes on JFK film
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
It’s been reported that Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce the film LEGACY OF SECRECY about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The book was written by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann entitled Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination. DiCaprio will most likely play the FBI informant Jack Van Laningham who became a confidant to Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello who apparently ordered the assassination of JFK. Warner Bros is looking for a release date sometime in 2013 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination.
This sounds fascinating and I can’t think of anyone better to play such a role. After DiCaprio’s amazing turn in INCEPTION I can’t imagine that he won’t get an Oscar nod. However, if the Academy shuns him (again) this year at least he has this piece coming up. Although it really would be a shame if he had to wait until the 2014 Academy Awards.