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Leonardo DiCaprio up for Dennis Lehane adaptation Live By Night

Leonardo DiCaprio has added another possible starring project to his impossibly busy schedule: Dennis Lehane adaptation Live By Night .

Warner Bros has nabbed the option, and DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, is producing.

The novel, which goes on sale later this year, is a Prohibition-era period piece, featuring characters from Lehane's earlier novel The Given Day according to Deadline 's report.

DiCaprio's next project is expected to be The Wolf Of Wall Street with Martin Scorsese (which would make it their fifth film together). Also on his plate is Todd Field's Creed Of Violence , though that's yet to be confirmed.

He'll next be seen in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained , and Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby (another Prohibition-era tale).

We'll always keep a close eye on any DiCaprio project, but considering how his last Lehane adaptation ( Shutter Island ) turned out, we feel its safe to get reasonably over-excited about this one…

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