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Leonardo DiCaprio: JFK Assassination Movie Star!

Leonardo DiCaprio: JFK Assassination Movie Star!

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce Legacy of Secrecy, a film about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, according to Variety.

The 36-year-old actor is expected to play FBI informant Jack Van Laningham.

The film will be based on a book of the same name, which “asserts that Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello confessed to Van Laningham to having ordered JFK’s assassination.”

Legacy of Secrecy will follow the dangerous undercover operation in which Van Laningham becomes confidant to Marcello.

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  • Waverly

    Leo is picking some good projects these days! This sounds awesome.

  • ;)

    It sounds very interesting but he has so many serious roles recently. It`s not like I want to see him in a romantic-comedy but something more like Catch Me If You Can. Just a little less serious? A role that requires a smile or two?

  • sure

    Jared why always his worst picture!! ??

    this man has a very good taste with the scripts! great actor!

  • Helen

    Sounds like another great project for Leo !

  • Dasha

    Another great project for Leo, i’m so glad!! but i agree with you @ ;) i want to see him in movies less serious too

  • Theresa

    i can’t wait to see this. i’ve read the book and i think Carlos Marcello was telling the truth. as for leo doing a romantic-comedy; some one in the industry in LA told me that he doesn’t like them.

  • marq

    Katie Holmes is in an upcoming JFK story version, and Jesse Ventura’s JFK exposé, is on tonight on tru TV. The historical events remain fertile grounds for re-telling.

    Camelot included Marilyn Monroe and Judith Campbell Exner and all-out omage (see urban dictionary definition). One can only wonder to what depths Leonardo DiCaprio is willing to plumb the story.

  • Waverly

    There’s rumor that Christopher Nolan is interested! That’d be TIGHT!

  • ;)

    As I said NOT a romantic-comedy but something a little less serious would be great for him!

  • everio

    Jared why do you always choose the most unflattering picture of Leo? So many great ones out there, but noooooooo, you go out of your way to find the worse one. Why do you do that? Leo is a great actor, he choses his roles carefully. Show some respect!

  • Halli

    Thankfully he’s not playing JFK. Leo overkills the Boston/Massachusetts accent.

  • sammie

    Him AGAIN? I guess that’s the benefit of producing a film, you can make yourself the star of it. I’m personally getting tired of seeing him, he acts the same in every film. Good scripts, but same characterization. I prefer to see something fresh.

  • girl

    @sammie:

    your problem is solved easily…when he releases a movie you stay at home. end of your problem!!

  • Dilbert

    @Halli: I agree. I couldn’t stand him in Shutter Island because of this.

  • sammie

    @girl: Precisely my planned strategy, brainiac. Does it hurt your feelings for me to say I don’t want to watch your idol? Go hug your Leo doll and solve your own problem.

  • girl

    @sammie:
    Absolutely NO.

  • naomi molina

    yes sir wat are your plans are u getting maried in the future.

  • mcarthy

    Unimaginative casting choice. Hollywood is so damm boring.

  • Zai

    How come so many of these movies he announces never get made?

  • From Paris with Love

    For the guy who was supposed to be the next Brad Pitt i find him ugly and fat. He totally lost his looks after The beach or so IMO. Still a good actor though.

  • fat GAY queenie

    #20 STFU – Leo is a hot bit^ch!!! He looks so fine – I would do him! Have you seen that assss? He is not fat.

  • titanfan

    @fat GAY queenie: Sorry dude, saw it in Aviator, full behind nudity, and he looks awkward.

  • carla

    @From Paris with Love:

    When he was supposed to be the next Brad Pitt !!??

    He is Dicaprio, amazing , talented powerful A list mega star by himself

  • ichi

    @carla: YES IS TRUE HE IS NOT THE NEXT BRAD PITT, HE IS BETTER ACTOR, BRAD IS NOT BAD BUT WITH LEO EVERY ACTOR NEAR TO HIS GENERATION GET VANISHED!

  • Kevin Quinn

    Dear Jesse,

    This is a blog that you and your team will want to see. “Johnson, Bush and Nixon Kill John F. Kennedy.”

    http://johnsonbushandnixonkilljohnfkennedy.blogspot.com/

    Kevin

  • raven

    This sounds interesting. It will be interesting to see a different take on it. I hope it’s a good film!!

  • YES

    Without a doubt the best actor of his generation

  • Comedies

    I would really love to see him start playing in some comedies… it would be cool to see him play alongside DeNiro in a good comedy…

  • cole charles forbes

    I think of Hollywood everyday sometimes dreams occur
    my thoughts are restless
    the things that are there are clues
    some people dont know
    the stars and the moon
    how do they effect you
    things happen for reasons
    smiling back at you
    never ending thoughts to the clouds
    where is the one thing
    they can hear me they can hear me
    living history smraf
    never forget the smile
    when blackhawk down
    wishes dreams are so close
    mission impossible
    its over i figured it out
    divinci code is me
    smile cause im somewhere
    the last place ronald came
    trick or treat black and orange
    elvis presley reagan
    book proof of my life
    rock n roll

  • cole charles forbes

    somebody knows
    could the scenes be 20 years of movies
    somebody hung out with the best to the worst
    trying to regain what he lost a long time ago that he cant get out of his mind
    from being a kid that was passed around in world of hollywood
    it took something from that kid
    the thought never occured to how it would effect the following years
    like he wouldnt remember
    but the kid has flash backs that only he knows are true
    the rest of the people that were there dont want to say
    for some reason the pull scandals on the same little kid because he got a chance to do anything
    every time the kid asked they put him to rest
    now hes grown up and just deserves something
    besides what the people have been doing to him his whole life
    the kid asked for gods help and god showed him the way
    he just went back threw his child hood
    and the people were prepared to attack
    at the given time as if they planned it all out
    the young man is really just trying to be somebody