Martin Scorsese Wants Leonardo DiCaprio For "The Gambler" Remake

Martin Scorsese Wants Leonardo DiCaprio For "The Gambler" Remake

We're willing to place our bets that Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will solidify their status as best buds with this next project. The star and Oscar-winning director are likely to re-team for The Gambler, Paramount Pictures' remake of the 1974 drama that featured James Caan as the lead. DiCaprio would portray a New York English professor who, despite being exemplery in the classroom, suffers from a secret addiction to, you guessed it, gambling

The smart money is on the actor-director team to deliver another hit. If and when the ink is dry on the contract, The Gambler will be the pair's fifth film together. Since 2002's Gangs of New York, it has been all smokin' aces with Scorsese-DiCaprio, as they've went on to have box office success with The Aviator, The Departed, and Shutter Island. For the two of you reading this who haven't seen how far down the rabbit hole DiCaprio can go (#noRazB) with Scorsese behind-the-camera, rent The Departed from Redbox, and then imagine him as Axel Freed.

Up next for the Golden Globe winner is playing the lead in both the Clint Eastwood-directed J. Edgar, which finds DiCaprio playing former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, and The Great Gatsby, which is currently filming now. As for Scorsese, he'll soon debut his HBO documentary about George Harrison on October 5 and 6.

[via /Film]

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