Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

HBO acquires Leonardo DiCaprio series ‘Beat the Reaper’

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 9:45 am , filed under News by

Print Print Email this! E-mail   share Comments 0 Comments Views 3814 Views

  Digg Button   

The ‘Titanic’ hero, Leonardo DiCaprio is moving from the big screen to the small screen. DiCaprio is coming to HBO and he is a behind-the-camera capacity. However, HBO is developing a drama series based on the 2009 Josh Bazell novel ‘Beat the Reaper’ with the executive-producing of Leonardo DiCaprio.

Brian Koppleman, the ‘Oceans 13’ screenwriter and David Levien are penning down the project as well as co-executive producing. Besides them, Jennifer Davisson Killoran of DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way and Julie Yorn of LBI Entertainment and new Regency’s Arnon Milchan and New Regency alum Bob Harper and Hutch Parker are also executive-producing.

Initially, the New Regency has acquired the rights to the book as a potential starring vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio. The Josh Bazell novel ‘Beat the Reaper’ revolves around a medical resident in the Federal Witness Protection Program and who describes his history as a mafia hit man through a series of flashbacks. He must save a mob acquaintance from his past in order to prevent him from revealing the resident’s location to the local crime boss in the present time.

Tags: , ,


You may also like

Angelina Jolie to Star in Luc Besson’s Untitled Big Scale Thriller
Emma Watson joins Del Toro's ‘Beauty and the Beast’
Woody Harrelson to Star as Haymitch in 'Hunger Games’
Are Elizabeth (Liz) Hurley and Shane Warne Back Again?

Readers Comments (0)

Comments are closed.

LATEST HEADLINES

Celebrities

katy-perry

Katy Perry Is To Play A Role In Vin Diesel’s Movie

Katy Perry is about to play a  role ...
niall-selena-1

Are The Two Stars Dating?

The 21-year-old "Come and Get It" singer who ...
Miley

Miley Cyrus On The Cover Of W Magazine’s March 2014 Issue.

The 21-year-old former Disney star,  Miley Cyrus has ...

Subscribe

email button  rss button contact editorstwitter button  facebook button

Celebrities

katy-perry

Katy Perry Is To Play A Role In Vin Diesel’s Movie

Katy Perry is about to play a  role ...
niall-selena-1

Are The Two Stars Dating?

The 21-year-old "Come and Get It" singer who ...
Miley

Miley Cyrus On The Cover Of W Magazine’s March 2014 Issue.

The 21-year-old former Disney star,  Miley Cyrus has ...
Khloe-Kardashian-Lamar-Odom Snapped Together

Snapped: Khloé Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom Together

The married couple was photographed together for the ...

Awards

daft-punk-to-perform-with-stevie-wonder-at-the-2014-grammys-0

2014 Grammy Awards – Winners List

From the headbangers who scored the trophy for Best Metal Performance to the jabber jaw who talked his ...
Film-Independent-Spirit-Awards-Logo.jpg.300x267_q100

2014 Spirit Awards Nominees

The year’s best independent film making have announced the nominees for the 2014 Spirit Awards. This year “12 Years ...