Looks like Leonardo DiCaprio's "long, long break" from acting may not be so long after all. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has just acquired the rights to Michael Armour's upcoming novel The Road Home, and has enlisted Crazy Heart helmer Scott Cooper to write, direct, and produce with the production company DiCaprio shares with Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Appian Way.
Apparently the project is being eyed as a "potential starring vehicle" for DiCaprio.
The book is set during the Great Depression, and follows the story of a man named Creek who is living on the coast of Central California and suffering from post-traumatic stress due to World War I. He eventually finds himself in the middle of a huge scandal when he begins investigating the murder of a local man.
Nothing has been confirmed regarding DiCaprio starring in the film, but either way it does look like his name will be attached to the project in some form. Can someone just give this dude an Oscar already? Seriously. We're worried.
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