Leonardo DiCaprio lined up for the awaited online poker movie

June 18, 2009

Word has it, according to the Hollywood Reporter Paramount that Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in the new poker movie coming up. The writers who gave us the poker classic of all times Rounders, Brian Koppelman and David Levien, are now back into the poker territory and now behind the most awaited poker movie of all times.

Rounders was a huge success for them and it cast actors Matt Damon and Edward Norton. Now, they have managed to get international film icon Leonardo DiCaprio as lead character for the new production. Koppelman and Levien recent works include the classic Las Vegas portrayal Ocean’s Thirteen and Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience.

The poker movie, yet to be titled, will be set around the world of the Costa Rica-based online casinos. Big screen celebrity DiCaprio has reportedly, already signed on to star in this movie project. DiCaprio’s current project is in the new Martin Scorcese film, Shutter Island.

Having Di Caprio on board can only be good news as we expect that due to his stardom, the film will catapult forward and will soon move from pre-production to actual filming production speedily. We are awaiting to know the movie title and an approximate release date for the film.


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