DiCaprio Stands On The Grassy Knoll in the Upcoming JFK Movie, "Legacy of Secrecy"

11/27/2010 Posted by Admin

DiCaprio Stands On The Grassy Knoll in the Upcoming JFK Movie, "Legacy of Secrecy"

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

No matter what day of the week it is, it seems that Leonardo DiCapro can’t escape the news.

Whether it's him being onboard a flight that had to make an emergency landing, or that he's producing a new film, America's favorite star can’t hide.

And I don’t think anyone's complaining.

After news came out that he will shoot Clint Eastwood's "Hoover" biopic early next year, DiCaprio has signed on to star and produce "Legacy of Secrecy," a film adaptation of Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann's book about the John F. Kennedy assassination, according to Variety.

The book follows FBI informant Jack Van Laningham (DiCaprio), who was part of a dangerous and long-term undercover operation in which he became confidant to Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello, a man who ran much of the organized crime throughout Louisiana and Texas.

The book claims Marcello confessed to Van Laningham to having ordered JFK's assassination and includes a bunch of information from declassified FBI files dealing with the clandestine undercover operation. Marcello's name did not appear in the 1964 Warren Report on the assassination.

Although the release date is ways off, it's great to see that such a talented actor has lined up so many good projects in the near future. After blazing screen's this year in "Shutter Island" and "Inception," DiCaprio seemingly can't miss.

He is set to star in the upcoming "The Great Gatsby" film as the title character as well as the upcoming "Hoover" movie. Both should pack prestige and box-office--as will this project once it gets off the ground.

DiCaprio will produce through his Appian Way production company.  A 2013 release is likely to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination.

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