Leonardo DiCaprio’s a big star — an entire generation of female moviegoers lost their virginity to other guys while moaning his name. Leo can get any girl he wants. But he lets some annoying mystery babe jerk him around in this campaign for Chinese cell-phone maker “Oppo”. Why is he so obsessed with some random chick who keeps eluding him in Paris? She keeps running off without a word, and she almost runs Leo down with a motorbike. She’s not a great catch, man! Director Jeremy Haccoun filmed five cinematic spots in all — see some teasers and the first two :30s below. (The other three are apparently forthcoming.) They look great — stylistically and thematically reminiscent of Inception. DiCaprio reportedly got paid $5 million to pout, over-emote and bark commands to cabbies in these ads, so Ms. Mystery might want to quit playin’ the dude and let him find her already.
Martin Scorsese has described his new movie The Wolf Of Wall Street as an exciting story.
The movie will be the fifth collaboration between the Oscar winning director and Leonardo DiCaprio, their first project together since Shutter Island.
Filming on the movie is yet to get underway but Scorsese is keen to get started.
Speaking to ET Online the filmmaker said: “We’re aiming to start later this summer. It’s such an exciting story.
“Even though it’s set in the early ’90s, the attitude is there. The actions are the same. Our values are the same.”
“It’s not like we had solid values until 1998 — the issue is that we were founded on certain values, and tried to maintain them.”
Scorsese may be reuniting with DiCaprio on a Frank Sinatra biopic but he is yet to announce who will play the crooner.
DiCaprio has been linked to the role for some time but Scorsese hinted that he may yet cast an unknown actor for the part.
Scorsese found himself in the Oscar fold once again earlier this year as he was nominated for Best Director and Best Picture for Hugo.
The movie marked his first attempt at 3D and it was met with critical acclaim when it hit screens at the end of last year.
Sources: Female First
Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island. As far as book-to-film adaptations go, Dennis Lehane is batting a perfect 3-for-3, and with Warner Bros. behind two of those pictures, they are looking to score another success by enlisting Leonardo DiCaprio.
The studio has snapped up the rights to Lehane’s “Live By Night” which is being developed as a vehicle for Shutter Island star DiCaprio. And… that’s about it. The book doesn’t hit shelves or Kindles (or whatever) until this fall, so a synopsis or logline is unavailable, but it’s probably safe to say it will be dark and gritty and, if done right, worthy of awards attention when that time rolls around. And as usual, it’s one of many, many, many projects that DiCaprio is eyeballing at any moment — currently among them is Satori, the thriller based on the book by Don Winslow (which the author recently told us is still at script stage, as he’s working on it with Shane Salerno). The rest of the actor’s year is booked up finishing Django Unchained, shooting The Wolf Of Wall Street with Martin Scorsese and then doing some heavy promo for both Django and The Great Gatsby this fall.
But either way, Leo has his pick of projects so no matter what’s around the corner, we’re looking forward to it.
When you’re an actor as popular and talented as Leonardo DiCaprio, I imagine your office looks like a scene from Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. The difference being, instead of delicious sweets, all the treats are the best scripts and properties in Hollywood and you can just pick and choose whatever you want. Work with Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, Baz Luhrmann and Quentin Tarantino all in succession and then have a bevy of high-end projects to choose from next such as The Wolf Of Wall Street (which he’ll shoot in August), The Devil In The White City and Satori, just to name a few. Not to mention he runs the company that’s developing Akira, The Twilight Zone and more.
One more property can now be added to the Leo list and, like the others, it comes with a staggering pedigree. Warner Bros. has acquried the rights to author Dennis Lehane‘s next novel, Live By Night, to star DiCaprio and be produced by his Appian Way Productions. Lehane is the author behind Oscar bait like Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island.
“Live By Night” has yet to be published so there’s no official plot synopsis. However, according to Deadline who broke the story, it’s a follow-up to Lehane’s 2008 book “The Given Day” which was set right before World War I. “Live By Night” will follow several of those characters into the Prohibition era and, if it follows the same forumla, will set fictional drama against the backdrop of real-life events.
Warner Bros. also owns the rights to “The Given Day” and reportedly “Live By Night” will be followed up by a third book in an unofficial trilogy. There’s no word if they’ll attempt to produce them in order or consolidate.
With the book not being released until Fall and DiCaprio having a fair amount of projects on his plate, I wouldn’t hold your breath for this one. But, anything can happen as the star only has one more movie set in stone on his schedule.
Are you a Lehane fan? Does this sound like it has potential?
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in Live By Night based on Dennis Lehane’s new novel of the same name.
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in Live By Night.
The 37-year-old actor will produce the movie — based on Dennis Lehane’s new novel of the same name which tells the story of gangsters who run rum on a path from Cuba to Boston during prohibition — through his Appian Way Productions.
This won’t be the first time Leonardo has starred in a Lehane adaptation, he previously worked on Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, based on a story by the Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone writer.
Leonardo is also developing Satori, the bestseller by “Savages” author Don Winslow, which he hopes to star in and produce.
The Hollywood hunk’s latest project will see him reunite with Scorsese for The Wolf Of Wall Street.
The J. Edgar actor — who has worked with the acclaimed director four times previously — will take a starring role in the movie, which is based on the memoir by Jordan Belfort and is set to start filming this summer.
The movie will tell the tale of a hard-partying drug-fuelled stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and consequently served a 22 month prison stretch.
Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson star in the director’s “Southern” about a slave who teams up with a bounty hunter to find his wife while tracking down a murderous pair of brothers.
Sony Pictures and the Weinstein Company released a synopsis Friday for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. The follow-up to Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, the film tells the story of a slave in the antebellum South who agrees to help a bounty hunter track down a violent pair of fugitives in exchange for help in finding his long-lost wife.
According to the press release, the plot is as follows:
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles — dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…
Written and directed by Tarantino, Django Unchained will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures. The film is produced by Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh and James Skotchdopole.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Kate Winslet says that she was nearly giddy when she found out that Leonardo DiCaprio would be her co-star in Titanic.
“When they finally gave me the role, I remember calling my friends and family and going, ‘You’re not going to believe who’s playing Jack, you’re not going to believe who’s playing the boy’s part — it’s Leonardo DiCaprio, don’t you remember him from What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” Winslet recalled in an interview provided by the studio. “I just had so much respect for him that I just couldn’t wait to share in the experience with him, you know, because I knew it would be challenging, I knew it would be exciting.”
The 1997 film, which won 11 Oscars, is one of the highest grossing films of all time. The premiere of the 3D re-release marked the 100th anniversary of the ocean liner’s tragic maiden voyage on April 1912.
“Titanic was the most exciting audition I’d ever been on, so of course I wanted it. I wanted it so badly and you just dig deep and try hard and do the best you can,” Winslet said. “So when I finally got that phone call and was told that I’d been given the part, I just couldn’t believe it because there were so many other actresses who were more well-known than I was at the time, who would probably have been more suitable in terms of the profile of those women… but luckily, James Cameron was prepared to take that risk and gave the part to me.”
DiCaprio didn’t attend the worldwide premiere of Titanic 3D in London on Tuesday, March 27, as he was in Louisiana shooting Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained, but Winslet and Cameron held down the red carpet.
When asked why she thought the film had been such a monumental success, Winslet said, “The reason the film worked at all is because it’s actually a very pure and simple love story. It’s a good, old-fashioned Hollywood love story. People will never tire of that, you know, and the sincerity of that.”
In a film that stars Leonardo DiCaprio it is an interesting move for the first promotional poster of Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald literary classic to have Carey Mulligan be the selling point. It is her face that eclipses that of DiCaprio’s, whose adjacent profile is barely existent.
Set to be released on Christmas Day, Lurhmann will attempt to channel the dark allure that the other cinematic adaptations of The Great Gatsby have lacked. It’s definitely a challenge for Lurhmann; his combination of rich visuals and cinematography will surely go to waste outside of the lavish parties in WASPy settings.
DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby, the new-money socialite known for throwing lavish parties that appall the old-money upper-class. Mulligan plays Daisy Buchanan, a slice of upper-class crust, who at one time had strong feelings for Gatsby. She has since gone on to marry Tom (Joel Edgarton), an unfaithful husband who has a mistress (Isla Fisher). Tobey Maguire plays the Midwest-born Nick Carraway, the witness (and the story’s narrator) to the events that transpire among the elite-status individuals.
Just a little over a year ago it was announced that director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio planned on teaming up for a fifth time in order to make a movie called The Wolf Of Wall Street. These guys always keep themselves busy though, and the script for the film was still being adapted from the memoirs of former day trader Jordan Belfort, so it wasn’t really clear when it would go in front of the camera, if ever.
Since then, the news has changed. According to Deadline Ruhr the duo haveveach committed to making this one their next project, and filming is scheduled to start this August. The Wolf Of Wall Street tells the story of Belfort’s career back during the decade of excess: the 80s. It’s a story full of drugs, women, illegal acts, and massive profits. The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire executive producer Terence Winter adapted the script, which is now finished, but is expected to undergo another polish before Scorsese and company start shooting.
The last couple months of cold weather have kind of slowed the momentum of the Occupy protests, but they’re likely to get back to full force soon enough, and then grow in momentum and media coverage as we get closer and closer to the next presidential election. So I don’t think it comes as any coincidence that Scorsese and DiCaprio have made this tale of Wall Street corruption a priority. As long as this miserable economic climate doesn’t clear up any time soon, they could really have a hit on their hands. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you guys!
Source: Film School Rejects
The Wolf Of Wall Street, based on a memoir by stockbroker Jordan Belfort, will be the DiCaprio and Scorsese’s fifth project together.
After some stops and starts, it seems that Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street is in full “go” mode with his longtime leading man, Leonardo DiCaprio, locked in to star.
According to Deadline, the film has yet to nail down a timeline for when it will shoot and get distribution, but DiCaprio and Scorsese felt that now was the right time to get cracking on the flick. The two have been trying to get it into production since 2007, but they separated to work on their own high-profile projects before deciding to work together again.
At one point, Ridley Scott had been attached to direct the film, but that later shifted back to Scorsese.
The film is based on the tell-all memoir written by Jordan Belfort, a drug-, sex- and alcohol-addicted stockbroker who landed in prison for refusing to cooperate in a 1990s securities fraud case. It’s a steamy story of his fall from a 20-something multi-millionaire to a 30-something federal convict banned from the securities business for life. The film would focus on Belfort’s relationship with an FBI agent and his attempt to make him into an informant.
In addition to their roles as director and actor, Scorsese and DiCaprio will also serve as producers on the film. Writer Terence Winter, known for his work with The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, is reportedly cleaning up the script before the film goes to production.
This marks the fifth collaboration for Scorsese and DiCaprio, who have worked together in the past on Gangs Of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island.
Always a gentleman, Leonardo DiCaprio, snubbed by Oscar for J. Edgar, reportedly sent a bottle of Dom Perignon to each nominee in the acting categories. What a guy!
Source: Chicago Sun-Times